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Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Pentecost +17)

THE TEN WORDS
(Exodus 20: 1-21)

This is a moment of new creation:
blast of a trumpet and fire and smoke
and the people gathered at the foot of a mountain…
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Where is Susa?

We have had a choice of Old Testament readings this week in the Lectionary readings, either Esther or Judith, (Judith is in the Apocrypha). I like both stories :-)  Judith is a tale to curl your hair, a tale not for children, but an amazing story within that culture, and telling. 87 more words

Cross Cultural

Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Pentecost +16)

TO FULL FRUIT
(Matthew 21: 28-32)

Perhaps we say no because
we are weary.
Perhaps the work seems
overwhelming,
life too full of woundedness, 176 more words

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Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Pentecost +15)

ALL OF GRACE
Matthew 20: 1-16

Like sun that shines the same on every face,
both vineyard and the work, the owner’s gift.
We learn at end of day it’s all of grace. 145 more words

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Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Pentecost +14)

FORGIVENESS IS . . .
Matthew 18: 21-35

Forgiveness is sending flowers
with a card of congratulations
to one who has come through
suffering: yourself. 125 more words

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Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Pentecost +13)

THE COMMUNITY THAT LIES BETWEEN
(Matthew 18: 15-20)

Somewhere between what is
and what will be,
between this present world
and a world redeemed, 276 more words

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11th Sunday After Pentecost, August 24, 2014

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Year A)

Scripture Readings*: Exodus 1:8-2:10, Psalm 124, Romans 12:1-8, Matthew 16:13-20

Exodus 1:8-2:10

God’s providences may at times seem to thwart His promises that His peoples’ faith may be tried and His power the more magnified. 449 more words

Year A