Monthly Archives: March 2015

Palm Sunday

The crowd accompanied Jesus into Jerusalem with shouts of honor and jubilation. How quickly the mood changed and jubilation turned to condemnation. This coming week, Holy Week, will tell the rest of the story.

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Scapegoat

Caiaphas, the high priest, said, “You know nothing at all!   You do not understand that it is better for you to have one man die for the people than to have the whole nation destroyed.” …So from that day … Continue reading

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I am listening

I am here to do your will, O God. How easy to say; how easy to forget; how easy to misunderstand; how hard to know if it is your will or my will. Send me wisdom to know your way, O God. I … Continue reading

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A Plane Fell

A plane fell from the sky this week. People traveling from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, 150 people, including sixteen joyful German students returning home from visiting their foreign exchange friends in Spain who will never see their parents or village again. How much … Continue reading

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The Announcement

Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. You will conceive a child and he shall be called Jesus. (from Luke 1:26-38)

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The Cosmic Christ

When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all to myself, says the LORD. (from John 12)

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Women falsely accused

Susanna falsely accused by two lustful men of adultery sentenced to death. Enter Daniel who brought the truth to light and saved Susanna’s life. (from today’s scripture, Daniel 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-64) March 19, 2015, Kabul, Afghanistan Farkhunda falsely accused of “burning … Continue reading

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Lenten Fish Fries

Friday fish fries in church halls: process in line, your turn next the volunteer asks baked or fried, cocktail or tartar sauce, what side would you like, roll or sandwich bun, what would you like to drink? Pay your money; … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s Day

Joseph, a man who did not push away the young pregnant woman, but rather, pulled her to him in warm embrace absorbing the scorn, ridicule and shame transforming them into loving covenant, safety and protection. Joseph, man of compassion, strength, … Continue reading

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A Word from Isaiah

Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the Lord has comforted his people, and will have compassion on his suffering ones. (from Isaiah 49) The Lord is kind and merciful.  (from Psalm 145)

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