Monthly Archives: February 2011

Sexagesima (Readings from Epiphany +8)

“Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.” That’s how today’s Gospel lesson ends, with Jesus’ “hopeful” words: today’s trouble is sufficient for the day. The King James Version has more flare to it, as usual; it says … Continue reading

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Septuagesima (Readings from Pentecost +7)

Sometimes we hear Gospel readings that are profoundly simple; they almost speak for themselves. Most of the time we need a little push to get what Jesus is telling us, a little background so that we can apply the lessons … Continue reading

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Epiphany +6

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. What a marvelously stupid phrase, and yet I bet all of us, at some point in our lives, have used it or told someone else to use … Continue reading

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