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John the Baptist and Brood of Vipers

It is a rainy, chilly morning in Pensacola.

Even as I write those words, I smile. Our grandson inherited my cold genes through his father. By cold genes, I mean we are more comfortable being cool than hot. 603 more words

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Commentary for Advent 4

Advent 4 – Year B

2 Samuel 7.1-11,16       Romans 16.25-27         Luke 1.26-38

After many years and many battles David is at last established in his own home in prosperity and in peace in his own city. 595 more words

Sunday Commentary

Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Advent 4, Yr B)

(Luke 1: 26-38)

Behold the moment that is not of time’s evolving,
nor of history’s wandering choice of destinations,
placing as it had into memory’s darkened pockets… 245 more words

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Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Advent 3, Yr B)

(John 1: 6-8, 19-28)

Voice of John,
die not away.

Among us stands one
we do not know:

still point the way. 91 more words

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The Season of Isaiah

Advent started yesterday, and our readings in The Lectionary begin with Isaiah, that prophet of sorrow for our sinfulness, and hope for a future redeemer: 261 more words

Social Issues

Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Advent 2, Yr B)

(Mark 1: 1-8)

You shuffle your feet at the water’s edge,
shield your eyes with your hand
from the blaze of the sun, 229 more words

Lectionary Readings

Called by Name

I’ve always loved this story. Imagine, being a hated tax collector, and probably taking your cut. Imagine, a famous person coming to town, and being short, you climb a tree so you can see him pass by. 294 more words