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Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Pentecost +7)

NO TIME LEFT FOR WAITING
(Matthew 13: 44-52)

No time for spreadsheets,
for the accountant’s calculations.
No time for checking the agenda,
the meetings scheduled. 163 more words

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Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Pentecost +6)

BECOMING OUR CALLING
(Matthew 13: 24-43, Genesis 28: 10-19)

We start from where we are
on this journey of becoming
our calling, God-given and God-accepted: 214 more words

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Rehab, An Unlikely Hero

I love this story. When you start reading the bible, you come across the most human of our race, you have the dramas of sibling rivalry, disobedience, and murder, the heartbreak of childlessness, slavery, and terrible loss, you have marriages and wars . 534 more words

Cultural

"The Love of Many Will Grow Cold"

Towards the end, as Jesus talks about the end-of-times, he says that because of lawlessness, the love of many will grow cold. (Deep sigh) We even have a name for it now, compassion fatigue, where good people get tired of trying and giving in the face of so much need. 338 more words

Living Conditions

All Who Exalt Themselves Will Be Humbled

Today’s Gospel reading makes me squirm; it does not come naturally to me, a first-born, to be humble. I love being special. I love to be honored, to be given a seat of honor, to get that upgrade. 229 more words

ExPat Life

Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Pentecost +5)

THE SOWER
(Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23)

1.
Early morning, before the newly risen sun
begins to lay full force against the back,
the heavy sack of seed hangs by a strap… 235 more words

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Zombies and Me and Romans

A very long time ago, I loved scary movies, and then a friend told me to see ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and scary movies lost all their charm for me. 478 more words

Character