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What is the Glory of God?: The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Sunday, May 15, 2022: Acts 11:1-18 John 13:31-35 I bring a few questions to the readings today. The first one is pretty mundane: the Gospel begins “when he went out” Jesus begins to speak, with what ends up being a multi-chapter farewell discourse. With our little snippet, it sounds like Jesus has gone out — […]

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Voices and Vocations: The Fourth Sunday of Easter (Vocations Sunday; Good Shepherd Sunday)

If we step into the shoes of the bystanders in today’s stories, we encounter, and I think, can relate to where they’re coming from and what they’re experiencing. In that first reading, we meet a satellite of the early Church. And you’d expect them to be confident and triumphant in their trust in the resurrection, […]

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The 3rd Sunday of Easter; John 21:1-19

One of the distinguishing marks of the Bible is its realism and compassion about human nature. There is no pretending in the Bible that biblical characters are any better than we are. Possibly, that’s because those people didn’t know they were going to be in the Bible! The people we meet in the Bible don’t […]

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Resurrection Reverberations: The Second Sunday of Easter

Sunday, April 24, 2022: John 20:19-31 This Sunday is sometimes called “Low Sunday.” I’m not sure if it’s because typically it was a stripped down “low mass” after the complexity of the Easter “high mass.” Or maybe the relatively lower attendance numbers the week after Easter. Or maybe just energy and excitement level being lower. […]

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Easter Sunday 2022

Sunday, April 17, 2022: Acts 10:34-43 Luke 24:1-12 Time and memory feel strange these days, I find… It’s our first in-person Easter celebration in over two years. And I’m not sure what it feels like for you. Maybe time has flown by, as it sometimes feels, in a sort of haze. Or maybe it’s felt […]

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