Monthly Archives: July 2011

.02 on the debt ceiling

The text for Sunday is one of the many gospel renderings of Jesus feeding thousands of hungry people. The story is thick with meaning, but one inescapable thread is that Jesus not only cared about hungry people, he actually redistributed … Continue reading

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it’s like this

The text for today is a hodgepodge of parables, five or six of them, depending on how you count.  Almost all of them are trying to answer the question, what is the kingdom of heaven like?  And Jesus says, here, … Continue reading

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living in a messy garden

Our story for today is from Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43.  It’s a story of a garden filled with good seed and weeds, and workers who are chomping at the bit to jump in and pull out the weeds.  It’s a story that … Continue reading

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I’m tired

The text is Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30.  Thoughts after the jump:

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Yesterday’s text was one of the six gospel renditions of the feeding of the five (or four) thousand.  This story is told more often than any other story in the New Testament.  And no wonder – it has words of … Continue reading

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