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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost 2012

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Gospel: Mark 9:30-37 Jesus and his disciples went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will […]

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Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost 2012

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Gospel: Mark 8:27-38 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” He asked them, “But who do you say that […]

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The Wheel of God

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I once had a good friend named Chuck, a hospital chaplain, who was sometimes known, in reaction to some particularly tragic, unjust, or twisted event in the life of a patient, to hold his hands in front of him, as if grasping madly to an imaginary steering wheel, and wildly swerve down hospital corridors, shouting, […]

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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost 2012

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Gospel: Mark 7:24-37 Jesus set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his […]