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Readings and Reflections for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany

1 Corinthians 6:12-20 1 Samuel 3:1-10 Psalm 139 John 1:43:51 The boy Samuel is destined to be a great prophet of God. But he must first learn how to identify when the word of the Lord speaks and how to respond. Hearing his name in the night, he does not recognize the Lord’s call and thinks he is…

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Readings and Reflections on the First Sunday After Christmas

Isaiah 61:10-62:3 Galatians 3:23-25,4:4-7 John 1:1-18  Isaiah 61 celebrates with great joy the coming vindication/salvation of Zion/Jerusalem.  Vindication, because the people of Israel will be lifted from disgrace and exile and restored as a nation.  Salvation, because they will receive a “new name” as the beloved people of God who are no longer forsaken.  Originally this…

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Christmas This Year: A Meditation

“In the beginning was the Word…in him was life, and the life was the light of humanity. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it…the true light that enlightens everyone has come into the world.” (John 1:1-5,9) It is very easy to see the darkness that is around us. Our…

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