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Gospel Reflection for Sunday, March 1, 2015

Readings for Sunday, March 1, 2015

The second reading today forms a perfect bridge between the first reading and the gospel.  Parallels are drawn between Isaac not withholding his only son, and God not withholding his only son.  461 more words


Will the Real Jesus Please Stand up?

In a recent post (“I believe in One God”), I reflected on the “tightrope walk of faith” and the depth and nature of our faith in God—what we really mean when we say profess the first article of faith in the Creed: “I believe in One God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.” In the conclusion of that post, I included these ominous words from of Jesus: “On that day, many will say to me ‘Lord, Lord…and then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from me, you evildoers.” (Matthew 7:22-23) It’s clear from Jesus’ own words that this “tightrope walk of faith” is serious business. 1,859 more words


Being With The Wild Beasts - The Good News 2.22.15

Being With The Wild Beasts – The Good News 2.22.15

Mark 1: 12 “….and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.” 337 more words

Gospel Reflection

Wholehearted in a World Divided

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and steadfast spirit within me.

-Psalm 51:10


Who or what merits the attention of your whole heart these days? 537 more words


Sons, Slaves, and Inheritance

Where sons are fools, slaves will be masters, and share the inheritance like heirs born. (Proverbs 17:2)

In Jesus’s time the idea that God’s grace and goodness was for the gentile and not just for the Jew was an absolutely revolting idea.

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Morning Rhythms

One of the practices that I find especially soul-nourishing is reading the daily lectionary in the mornings. The lectionary provides four readings: 1) a psalm, 2) an Old Testament reading, 3) a general reading from the New Testament and 4) a gospel passage. 151 more words

Scripture Reflection

They scurried about the country and brought their sick

Gospel Mk 6:53-56

After making the crossing to the other side of the sea,

Jesus and his disciples came to land at Gennesaret

and tied up there. 198 more words

For The Older Child