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Pentecost 25 Sunday Preview

Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”  (Mark 12:43-44)  Widows are visible everywhere in today’s…

Feast Your Eyes on Thanksgiving

November is a time we often think about feasting. Of course, we have the greatest feast of the whole year, that most wonderful event of the whole holiday season, Thanksgiving. Bear with me here. I know that the traditional Thanksgiving story we tell is at best a feel-good story about people of different backgrounds getting…

Pentecost 21 Preview

“Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” They were greatly astounded and said to one another, “Then who can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “For…

Pentecost 19 Preview

People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God…

Pentecost 18 Preview

“Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.” -Mark 9:37 We live in a society of “invisible” people – those on the margins; those for whom we would rather not associate.  In our Gospel lesson for today Jesus talks about…