Monthly Archives: November 2012

“Just the Facts, Please!”

December 2, 2012          Cycle C          1st Sunday in Advent Jeremiah 33:14-16     Psalm 25:1-10     1st Thess. 3:9-12     *Luke 1:1-19 For the writer of Luke, as we begin to prepare for Christmas, the gift of Jesus is like a gift received from … Continue reading

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The Lesson of the Fig Tree

November 25, 2012 Cycle B Christ the King Sunday 2 Samuel 23:1-7 Psalm 132:1-18 Revelation 1:4-8 *Mark 13:1-37 Mark 13 is intense, like an action move, it starts with lots of drama. Key phrases ring in the ear taking root … Continue reading

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Small Change

November 11, 2012 Cycle B 24th Sunday of Pentecost Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17 Psalm 127 Hebreews 9:24-28 *Mark 12:38-44 Jesus notices her, identifies her as a widow, observes the generosity of her gift. Mark makes us examine our behavior. Does it … Continue reading

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Summarize It for Me

November 4, 2012 Cycle B 23rd Sunday of Pentecost Deuteronomy 6:4-8; Leviticus 19:8 *Mark 12:28-34 The debate is intense. Jesus, the teacher for Mark, is in tiptop form. Every challenge of the religious authorities is met with a response to … Continue reading

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