Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Holy Gospel: June 30, 2013. (Year C)

Read:  Luke 9:51-62 Meditation:  “Messy Ministry” Perhaps you have noticed that the lectionary Gospel lessons the past five weeks have all focused on Jesus’ care for and outreach to some person or group on the margin–some person or group left … Continue reading

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Gleanings: True Unity

I don’t usually post long excerpts, but this recent writing by Richard Rohr reinforced my longstanding belief (thanks to E.Stanley Jones especially, but not exclusively) that the Incarnation is the core of the Gospel… I sincerely hate to say it, … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: Fear Not! (4)

Turning to look back into the Old Testament, Carolyn Custiss James continues to write about fearless women… Esther the Bold Esther’s fear was in the realm of politics, power, and a threatened genocide. Mordecia’s ultimatum was a direct challenge for … Continue reading

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The Holy Gospel: June 23, 2013. (YearC)

Read:  Luke 8:26-39 Meditation:  “Crickets” I heard recently about a pastor whose caregiving and witness resulted in one of the town’s “outcasts” starting to come to church.  Problem was, he came in pretty much the same shape that he was … Continue reading

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Gleanings: What Mystics Know

The mystics are those who are let in on this secret mystery of God’s love affair with the soul, with my soul in particular—and that God loves me uniquely. All true love gives us this sense of being special, chosen, … Continue reading

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And Your Daughters: Fear Not! (3)

Women Proclaimers of the Gospel And who can forget the women at Jesus’ tomb who were the first eyewitnesses of his resurrection. You’ve heard it before many times, I feel sure. But in the first century culture, women were not … Continue reading

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The Holy Gospel: June 16, 2013 (Year C)

Read:  Luke 7:36–8:3 Meditation:  “Thank God for the Women” I will leave it to the scholars to debate whether Mary Magdalene (8:2) is the same person noted in the bulk of today’s lesson.  And I’ll leave it to Dan Brown … Continue reading

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