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Third Sunday After the Epiphany Year B Readings: Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm 62:6-14 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20 Simon, Andrew, James and John Time is fulfilled; prepare for the dawn.The Lord enlists his first followers—Simon, Andrew, James and John. The … Continue reading

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Second Sunday After the Epiphany Year B Readings: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 John 1:43-51 Can Anything Good Come Out of Nazareth? The students at Cana High School lookedaskance at their boondocks rival, Nazareth High.Cana was … Continue reading

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First Sunday After the Epiphany Year B Readings: Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19:1-7 Mark 4:1-11 The Lake Intuitive images of truthfrom out of the liquid eye are writ in stagnant brown when scuttling winds are shy or lush voluptuous … Continue reading

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The Epiphany Year B Readings: Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12 Laozi Advises the Board of Directors The best manager is a gracious guest in my house.As host, I am pleased to do my best.We both get … Continue reading

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Second Sunday After Christmas Year B Readings: Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm 84 Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-19Luke Luke 2:41-52 Discovery of Purpose At his first Passover feastat the temple in Jerusalem,Jesus knew.He discovered who he wasand what he had to do.Jesus saw the … Continue reading

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First Sunday After Christmas Year B Readings: Isaiah 61:10–62:3 Psalm 147:13-21 Galatians 3:23-25, 4:4-7 John 1:1-18 The Power of the Word The primal power of the word invokes creation:before language, before the human race, before the earth was a fiery … Continue reading

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Christmas Day Year B Readings: Isaiah 62:6-12 Psalm 97 Titus 3:4-7 Luke 2:1-20 Cause and Effect Spirit is the engine that drives grace and love. Imagine passenger cars in the railway stationtastefully appointed with the finest leather chairs,gleaming brass brightwork … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Advent Year B Readings: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Psalm 89:1-4 Romans 16:25-27 Luke 1:26-38 To Build a House The Lord lifted the Israelites from slavery in the landof the pharaohs to settle in the sacred place of … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Advent Year B Readings: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 Doing the Work God does see. God does care.The needy, the weak, and the poor are blessedwhen good people in power pressfor … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Advent Year B Readings: Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15 Mark 1:1-8 Into a World Without Hope We come from nothing; we go to nothing.Our world is a deep darkness. The afterlife is a lie.Extinction … Continue reading

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First Sunday of Advent Year B Readings: Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37 Evening, Midnight, Cockcrow, Dawn Watchman, wake. Awake and rise!You must be ready when the master comes.Don’t let him catch you by surprise in the … Continue reading

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