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Tenth Sunday After Pentecost 2011

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Gospel: Matthew 16:13-20 Like Peter, I am sometimes slow to get the message. But also like Peter, I am among those for whom God shows great patience and compassion.  God recognizes my slowness and so periodically, God sends a thunderbolt of a message crashing down on me, just to get my attention. One of those […]

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Ninth Sunday After Pentecost 2011

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Gospel: Matthew 15: 21-28 Most of us around here tend to spoil our cats and dogs. Alleluia, the scared and skinny Australian Shepherd puppy we adopted from an animal shelter during the first week in Easter, has rapidly gained 10 pounds on a gourmet diet delivered directly to our front door. And the doggie treats […]

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Eighth Sunday After Pentecost 2011

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Gospel: Matthew 14:22-33 The Gospel provides us with the foundations for a strong community, active and dynamic in its faith: it’s a community that practices love and prayer, although we find difficulties along the way: a firm faith will keep us from sinking as individuals or as a community. Immediately after he said goodbye to […]