Sunday Scripture
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Is 5:1-7 Psalm 80:9, 12-16, 19-20 Phil 4:6-9 Gospel: Mt 21:33-43 The Bible is filled with images to describe God’s relationship to us. The first reading offers one such poetic passage … more
Acts 2:1-11 Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13 Gospel: John 20:19-23 Tornado season is part of the landscape of spring. It brings with it images of the wind’s … more
Did you know that the basic order of the Mass, as it is celebrated today, can be traced all the way back to the second century? As early as the year 155, Christians would gather to celebrate the … more
Is 25:6-10 Psalm 23:1-6 Phil 4:12-14, 19-20 Gospel: Mt 22:1-14 This week’s readings move along smoothly, up to a point. Isaiah looks forward to God giving a wonderful feast for … more
If you ever watched “Wait Until Dark,” it’s hard to forget the scene in which thuggish, knife-wielding Alan Arkin suddenly springs toward blind, alone-in-her-kitchen-at-night Audrey Hepburn. … more
Today’s readings seem a bit implausible. In the first, a prophet named Jonah goes to a city called Nineveh — capital of a ruthless empire — makes a brief announcement of God’s judgment, … more
Superheroes never go out of style. There’s something in us, young and old, that enjoys a good superhero tale. A typical superhero story includes a villain that everyone loves to hate. Soon … more
From time to time we read or hear amazing wilderness survival stories. People who find themselves lost in the wilderness are forced to survive without food and water, sometimes for days or weeks, … more
Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a Psalm 147:12-15, 19-20 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 Gospel: John 6:51-58 My grandfather had been away from the church for more than 50 years. I only saw him a handful … more
In an early song, Bob Dylan sketched absurdity. “We sit here stranded, though we’re all doing our best to deny it.” With uselessness and deception all around, memories of a former lover fill … more
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