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The 1st Sunday of Advent; Matthew 24:36-44

In the silence of a midwinter dusk there is far off in the deeps of it somewhere a sound so faint that for all you can tell it may be only the sound of the silence itself. You hold your breath to listen. You walk up the steps to the front door. The empty windows […]

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The 20th Sunday After Pentecost; Luke 18:9-14

Back in the day when I was a parish priest in Scarborough I had a colleague who liked to get the Sunday School to act out parables when they were part of the Gospel instead of actually reading the text. He once told me about the problem he had with the Good Samaritan. Everybody wanted […]

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The 10th Sunday after Pentecost; (Luke 12:49-56), Luke 1:46-55

The Revised Common Lectionary tells us what the Sunday readings are, and what the “wiggle” room is! Holy Days take over a normal Sunday, if they fall on a Sunday. But also, Holy Days may be transferred, but only to the next Sunday. Tomorrow is an important Holy Day that doesn’t often fall on a […]

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The 9th Sunday after Pentecost; Luke 12:32–40

The Gospel for this day seems to consist of two almost unconnected parts. For the first few verses you might think I ought to be up here wearing a Happy Face Smiley T-shirt! Don’t be afraid, little flock, God will give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, sell everything you own, and give it away. […]

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The 8th Sunday after Pentecost; Luke 12:13–21

Supposedly true story; not mine, but supposedly true nevertheless. Father is reading age-appropriate Bible stories to young Andrew, about five years old. One story is about faith. “Do you have faith, Andrew?” father asks. Andrew thinks for quite a while, then answers, “No, I have toys!” It’s faintly funny from a child, until you think […]

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