Tag Archives: Psalm 80

Year A Proper 22: parables and other stories

There is a kind of through the looking glass feel to this parable. If you think of the classic fairy tale structure, where a king sends three messengers on a quest to redeem his belongings, in this case the wine … Continue reading

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Vineyards

I cannot grow an apple tree, aromatic herbs, fresh flowers. I dig and plant and water and weed; everything dies. I drink the wine of another’s vineyard, climb the walls to scrump the orchard, cadge the scent of another’s roses … Continue reading

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Saturday, December 10th: Light in the darkness

From today’s Eucharistic readings: Restore us, O God;    let your face shine, that we may be saved.  (Psalm 80:3)

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