Monthly Archives: February 2013

Let God Be God

March 3, 2013         Cycle C         3rd Sunday of Lent Isaiah 55:1-9     Psalm 63:1-8     I Corinthians 10:1-13     *Luke 13:1-9 Suffering is never sought out as a good in itself.  Those for whom suffering is life’s core value are thought of as … Continue reading

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Widen Your Vision

February 24, 2013          Cycle C          2nd Sunday of Lent Genesis 15:3-12, 17-18     Psalm 27     Phil. 3:17-4:1     *Luke 18:18-35 Jesus laments over Jerusalem, even as he makes some hard accusations.  What stirs him so deeply that he reveals both a broken … Continue reading

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Tempted? Really?

February 17, 2013          Cycle C          1st Sunday in Lent Deut. 26:1-11     Psalm 91:1-16     Romans 10:8b-13    *Luke 4:1-13 To read the accounts of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness is to be shocked. Jesus, tempted?  Really?  After all, Jesus is presented by … Continue reading

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Prayer’s Unexpected Power

February 10, 2013 Cycle B Transfiguration Sunday Exodus 34:29-35 Psalm 99 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 *Luke 9:28-36 (1-27, 57-62) Upon reflection, this story of the transfiguration in Luke is placed as one of a sequence of remarkable events that begin with … Continue reading

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How Good a Listener Am I?

February 3, 2013 Cycle C 4th Sunday of Epiphany Jeremiah 1:4-10 Psalm 71:1-6 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 *Luke 4:21-30 Jesus’ return home runs into an unexpected obstacle–a listening failure. Those among whom Jesus grew up are not able to listen to … Continue reading

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