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Two or Three Gathered – February 12, 2017 – Epiphany 6A

Posted in Uncategorized on June 5, 2017 by classicchinny

 

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So you had some homework last time we met.  Were you able to recognize the sacredness in others?  When you looked at people, were you able to see that inside them was the same sacredness that we feel when we hold a newborn, that there is something holy, something special inside those you ran into this week?  Were you able to see the sacredness in each other?

Karoline Lewis reminds us of some key points of being disciples in her commentary on the Sermon on the Mount this week which I have adapted a bit.  She writes,

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Be a Blessing – January 29, 2017 – Epiphany 4A

Posted in Uncategorized on June 5, 2017 by classicchinny

Matthew 5:1-12

Question for you, sometimes we think of the Beatitudes as a report card, or a checklist. 16026640048_45131cc90a_b Yes, I am mourning, check.  Yes I am meek, check.  Yes I am merciful, well, mostly anyways, check.  Poor in spirit, well… not too sure what that one is about, so…. Half a mark there.

So how many marks would you need to get to pass to be blessed?  There are 9 Beatitudes in Matthew’s Gospel, so do you need 4.5?  What if you 4, will Jesus round up for ya?

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