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April 2, 2023 - Who Is This? - Palm Sunday

February 19, 2023 – Giving Up – Transfiguration Sunday

Matthew 16:24-17:8            Giving up has some different connotations. We give up things we want to get something else. We give things up that aren’t great for us for Lent. We give up and are derided for being quitters, by others or by ourselves.            In this passage Jesus asks us to give things up and to take things up. Give up…

February 12, 2023 – In the Weeds – Sixth Sunday After Epiphany

Matthew 13:24-43            Parables are Jesus’s way of telling us what we need to know. That doesn’t mean they are our way of hearing what we need to know. Here there are three parables and the disciples want to know the explanation. They ask after the crowds have left and Jesus has gone into the house. They don’t ask about the other…

February 5, 2023 – Common Sense – Fifth Sunday After Epiphany

Matthew 7:1-14, 24-29            Many of these phrases have also worked their way into our common language. Perhaps they have moved so far into our collective consciousness that they are now common sense and not just common phrases. At the same time, we can bristle at this common advice. Judge not is usually an admonishment (and a judgment). The narrow gate comes…