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Fifth Sunday in Lent: Yr A: 3/29/2020

5 Lent: Yr A

At the start of this Lenten season I suggested that we look at this as a time to take things away, or add things into our day, that help us move closer to God. I had no idea when I said that how much could be taken away, or how much would be added to our day, thanks to a virus that is spreading across the globe.
Some of my neighbors are not leaving their homes…

Fifth Sunday of Lent: 4/7/2019

Lent 5 Yr C

Ruth protected Candace from a tripping fall on a broken sidewalk hidden in the sand. Her elbow took the full force, protecting Candace from the impact of the fall. She had a deep scar for years. What an example of instinct – motivated by love.

Extravagant Love shows itself all around us in life; and it transforms life when it happens.

Fourth Sunday of Lent: 3/31/2019

Lent 4 Yr C

David in Psalm 32: Happy are they whose transgressions are forgiven.Paul in Cor: “From now on… there is a new creation; everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” Christ offers us new life.Jesus: tells of the disrespectful, arrogant, wayward son who comes home, forgiven.This rich Gospel story is called the parable of the prodigal son; but it has a lot to say about the older son, and certainly about the father. The Pharisees and the teachers of the law were muttering about Jesus, because he welcomed sinners and ate with them.  They thought that he was doing a bad job of being a teacher. He was hanging out with the wrong crowd; he was socializing with bad people.

Third Sunday of Lent: 3/24/2019

Lent 3 Yr C

Moses saw the burning bush that was not consumed. God was sending him to Pharoah to set free the people of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Moses knew the power of Pharaoh, and the great danger he would be flirting with by taking on this assignment. “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh?” But God assured him that he would not be alone. God would give him what he needed.