Monthly Archives: February 2015

Lent 2

Thomas Watson, Jr., the founder of IBM, said that “Sin has the devil for its father, shame for its companion, and death for its wages.” Mencius, the Chinese philosopher, said that “Men cannot live without shame. A sense of shame … Continue reading

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Lent 1

I’ll use this opportunity to confess something right here, on this the first Sunday in Lent: I absolutely hate the movie “The Wizard of Oz.” Along with some other less annoying movies and shows, it seemed to be on a … Continue reading

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Quinquagesima

“Around the year 1510, a delegation of Christians from Sudan, which had been recently overrun by Muslim conquest, went to the Christian Ethiopian court and begged the emperor to send them bishops and priests. The Christians remaining in Sudan needed … Continue reading

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Sexagesima

So last week we heard from St. Mark about Jesus making a little bit of a spectacle of Himself at the synagogue in Capernaum. He had chosen to make Capernaum His home base after the arrest of His cousin John … Continue reading

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