Monthly Archives: December 2014

Don’t Pack It Up Yet!

A Reflection by Rev. Don Elly, M.Div. Maybe it was the crush of significant events in the Holiday season, but from Thanksgiving on it seemed we rushed from one celebration to another. Often in my memory it seems we moved … Continue reading

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Before Mary says, “Yes”

A Reflection by Donald R. Elly, M. Div. David Lose in his commentary, …in the Meantime entitled “Blessed Like Mary” helped me look at Mary not as an exemplary woman, but as an ordinary person, like you and me responding … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Laser Beam

A Reflection by Donald R. Elly, M. Div. John the Baptist in John’s Gospel is strikingly different than the one encountered in the other Gospels. John the Baptist is Jesus’ Laser Beam who illuminates who Jesus is by illuminating the … Continue reading

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Where Does Good News Begin?

A Reflection by Donald R. Elly, M. Div. The Gospel of Mark begins with words that raise a question even as a truth for the writer is expressed: “The good news of Jesus Christ—the Message!—begins here,…” Where does the good … Continue reading

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