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Five smooth stones

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David sent someone to inquire about the woman. It was reported, “This is Bathsheba daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite.” 2 Samuel 11:1-27…(Read More)

Another Way of the Cross?

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“If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.” I don’t want to compromise…(Read More)

The Yeasty Business

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Today we read of Jesus warning the disciples about the “yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod…(Read More)

Sunday, July 31

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The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph…(Read More)

Saturday, July 30

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Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, ‘What were you arguing about on the way?’ But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest. He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, ‘Whoever wants to…(Read More)

Mobs and Prejudice

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In every generation there are those who would incite mobs to violence. They believe they do so in defense of something good that is threatened. Often, they are wrong. In every generation there are dogs who only get the crumbs falling from the children’s tables. Who are they? How can we recognize their full…(Read More)

Two Women of Philippi

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Two women. One an independent business woman. The other a slave-girl with a gift of divination. Lydia becomes the host for the new community of Jesus. I wonder what happened to the slave-girl…(Read More)

Rest and Responsibility

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Two things strike me today as I read the story from Mark’s gospel. First, I connect with Jesus’ compassion for the disciples (and for himself) as he responds to their weariness, inviting them to “come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” Second, I sense the obligation Jesus places…(Read More)

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