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Outcasts accept Jesus — Lk 7:36- 8:3 — Sun Jun 12 2016

A central idea in today’s Gospel reading (Lk 7:36-8:3) is that it is the outcast person, or publicly recognized sinful person who accepts Jesus, as he accepts them.  The elite people (Simon) do not accept Jesus for who he says … Continue reading

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Discovering your Destiny — Lk 1:39-55 — Dec 20, 2015

Victor Havel once said, “The real test of a [person] is not when [they] play the role that [they] want for themselves, but when [they] play the role that destiny has for [them].” In our gospel reading, there is a … Continue reading

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Divine Joy is Our Strength — Zeph 3:14-20 — Dec 13, 2015

  This week (ending 13 December 2015) I watched the TV personality Steve Harvey interview a young person struggling to find a job.  She said that she had put in 800 applications:  and that for her to find a job … Continue reading

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Prepare the Way — Luke 3:1-6 — Dec 6, 2015 — Julie Butcher

Prepare the Way Luke 3:1-6 by Julie Butcher December 6, 2015   Are you prepared for Christmas? There’s the hustle and bustle of lugging the boxes of decorations out of the attic, putting up the tree, hanging the garland, the … Continue reading

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The Fertile Wilderness — Lk 3:1-6 — 6 December 2015

Discovering our call in the fertile wilderness In the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord (Lk 3:1-6) THE WILDERNESS AS A PLACE OF PREPARATION The Second Sunday of the season of Advent (or, of Coming) is devoted to those … Continue reading

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Breaking through Anxiety — Mk 13:1-8 — 15 Nov 2015

Mk 13:1-8 Breaking through Anxiety The whole world was shocked with the terrorist shootings and violence in Paris on Friday 13th November.  It was possibly associated with the drone attack on “Jihadi John” (Mohammed Emwazi), who in his turn had … Continue reading

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Put In Everything — Mk 12:38-44 — 8 Nov 2015

On Veterans’ Day, or Remembrance Day, we remember the supreme sacrifice of those who have died for their country.  They put in everything.  All too often, veterans  who have risked everything still need our support and assistance. Joe Biden recently … Continue reading

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The Hope that Empowers … Rev 21:1-6a … 1 Nov 2015

We have the world renowned New World symphony by Antonin Dvorak, written in 1893, during his five year stint in the USA.  Incorporating Negro and Native American music, this symphony is full of the promise, the open spaces, and the … Continue reading

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Regaining Our Vision — Mark 10:46-52 — Sunday 25 October 2015

Whether our inner vision and senses are sharp or blunt makes all the difference to our lives in a multitude of ways.  Think of some of the amazing software inventions of the last years.  There is the prayer, “Be thou my … Continue reading

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The one who is consumed by material things, never seems to have enough — Mark 10:17 ff — 11 October 2015

Mk 10:22 “Sell all you have: and come, follow me.” The one who is always treating lightly or leaving the material, seems always to have more than they need.  The one who is consumed by material things, never seems to … Continue reading

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