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The Holy Gospel: November 24, 2013 (Year C)

Read:  Luke 23:33-43 Meditation:  “The Great Promise” We end the Christian Year with Jesus’ great promise, “You will be with me.”  The Cross bridges the gap, heals the breach, and ignites the reconciliation.  In every way, we are “saved.”  A … Continue reading

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The Holy Gospel: November 17, 2013 (Year C)

Read:  Luke 21:5-9 Meditation: “Be Prepared!” Jesus’ extended teaching (Luke 21:5-36), which today’s lesson only introduces, can be summed up in two words: be prepared.  Scholars believe Jesus was mixing two events in his discourse—the fall of Jerusalem that would … Continue reading

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The Holy Gospel: November 10, 2013 (Year C)

Read:  Luke 20: 27-38 Meditation: “Thinking Differently” Jesus not only avoided the trap that the Sadducees were setting, he added a significant insight as he did so–namely, we cannot use earthly categories to interpret heavenly realities. Marriage is one of … Continue reading

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The Holy Gospel: November 3, 2013 (Year C)

Read:  Luke 19:1-10 Meditation: Ready Now! John Wesley believed that everyone is open to God sometimes….no one is open to God all the time… and some people are open to God now.  He was on the lookout for those who … Continue reading

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The Holy Gospel: October 27, 2013 (Year C)

Read:  Luke 18:9-14 Meditation: “The Great Mistake” Jesus hit the nail on the head–when we declare ourselves “righteous,” we will use our self-declared status to look upon others with contempt.  That’s what egotism does.  It has to be “above” some … Continue reading

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The Holy Gospel: October 20, 2013 (Year C)

Read: Luke 18:1-8 Meditation: “Spoiled Chilren” Jesus’ question at the end of today’s lesson used to strike me as disconnected from the parable.  But one day, I realized it was precisely the question to ask. The parable of the importunate … Continue reading

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The Holy Gospel: October 13, 2013 (Year C)

Read:  Luke 17:11-19 Meditation: “The Importance of Gratitude” All ten lepers were cleansed.  It is important to see that.  We do not have to be grateful to God in order for God to do something good to us.  God’s generosity … Continue reading

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