Archive: Feb 2014

  1. Do You Know The Way?

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    John 14: 1-6; 02242014; Robert N. Eulogy        Thomas said to Jesus, “Lord, we do not know where you are going.  How can we know the way?” I suspect these words could be spoken by many of us today, as we remember and celebrate the life of Robert Nash.  Another one of the greatest generation has […]

  2. You have heard that it was said…

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    Matthew 5: 38-48; 02202011; 7 Epiphany I heard a story about a small man who walked into a restaurant and sat down to eat.  There was a big guy, a bully, sitting on a barstool at the counter.  When the bully saw the small man, the bully got up and walked over to him.  Then, […]

  3. Assumptions, Presumptions

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    Matthew 5: 21-37; 02162014; 6 Epiphany As I was pondering our Gospel reading this past week, it occurred to me that it’s written in a very paternal fashion.  In particular, the sections about adultery and divorce are clearly written to the menfolk of Jewish society who shared a patriarchal point of view.  Jesus is speaking […]

  4. Prison Light

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    Matt 5: 13-20; 02092014; 5 Epiphany  This past week I received a text message from a friend of mine, up in Wisconsin.  She wanted to know if I’d learned to say “Lord” the Texas way yet.  It seems the U-Tube video from our annual meeting has gone viral.  I humbly replied that I was still […]

  5. Light & Shadow

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    Luke 2: 22-40;  The Presentation of Our Lord; 02022014 A few days ago, there was a list posted on Facebook that I happened to read.  It was titled “Ten Signs You Are a Grammar Nerd” and it listed ten different grammar rules and observations.  I figured out nine of the ten items, but there was […]