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The 1st Glorious Mystery

The First Glorious Mystery

The ResurrectionJesus rises from the dead three days after his crucifixion.


Matthew 28:1-8 – After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. 179 more words

The work--and blessing--of hospitality

Readings for July 21, 2019

Genesis 18:1-10
Psalm 15
Colossians 1:24-28
Luke 10:38-42


My wife jokes that when she was at home with our children when they were young, she would watch for the mail to be delivered and quickly go out to the mailbox in hopes of running into someone who would, however briefly, engage in “adult conversation.” I get a sense of something similar when Abraham rushes out to greet the three strangers, and again when Mary chooses to sit at the feet of Jesus, while Sarah and Martha respectively find themselves hard at work in the kitchen. 647 more words


Love is All You Need

Oh love … Like the Beatles said, it’s all you need.  Not that I would recommend getting spiritual advice from a British rock band, but they did hit that one on the head.  1,532 more words


Look who's coming to dinner.

Signpost for Sunday 21 July 2019: Amos 8:1-12; Ps 52; Col 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42 .

Let’s stick with Luke again this week; if only because it’s the most well-known of the readings from the Lectionary, and therefore makes my job harder. 366 more words

Prayer for Love

Since the sin of Eve and Adam, humans have been yearning for the return to full restoration of union with You, Heavenly Father, as it was in the beginning. 231 more words

A Famine in the Land

In the fall of 1989 I was a first year student at Princeton Theological Seminary. More than once during that first semester (and each subsequent semester), I wondered if I had made the right choice. 1,023 more words