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Trinity 12 – Mark 7:31-37

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             Human nature wants to focus on what is happening now rather than what will happen later. Looking ahead to something yet to happen gets lost when you see and hear wonderful things happening right before your eyes. Perhaps Jesus wants […]

Trinity 11 – Luke 18:9-14

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord of Hosts! O Lord, I love the habitation of Your house and the place where Your glory dwells. Christ teaches us by word and deed not to put off going to church. The four […]

Trinity 10 – Luke 19:41-48

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             How disturbing it must be for Jesus to look upon the city of peace (this is what Jerusalem means) and know her future. Not only will her inhabitants welcome Him as King of Kings riding on a colt, a foal […]

Trinity 9 – Luke 16:1-9

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             There are weekends when the lectionary readings make me wish I could pick a nice text to preach that would not offend anyone, even me. This weekend is one of those occasions. Since our blessed Lord talks about money, let […]

Trinity 8 – Matthew 7:15-23

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             You will recognize the best actors by their fruits. Actors who excel at their craft will sell out theaters everywhere. Witness the capacity crowds earlier this spring for Brian Dennehy and Nathan Lane performing “The Iceman Cometh.” The play lasts […]