Tag Archives: Year A Proper 21

Every knee

It is crucial and critical to find this mind that is in Christ Jesus, and follow him in all of his glorious humility. There is nothing wrong with kneeling before him in silence. Continue reading

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Year A Proper 21: By whose authority?

Rarely does Jesus give a straight answer to a straight question; but rarely, too, is he quite as direct about his indirection as he is here. Leading to the following reflection: Can you imagine being Jesus’ mother? I don’t mean … Continue reading

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Honest to God

A sermon for Year A Proper 21, delivered at St Peter’s Episcopal Church, Lakewood, OH on September 25, 2011 Exodus 17:1-7; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32 Over the summer, while I was visiting with someone, he began to talk about his prayer … Continue reading

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Actions and words: some pre-emptive reflections

This coming Sunday’s Gospel reading (from the RCL) tells the story of two sons asked to go and work in the family vineyard. One says no, but later goes anyway. One says yes, but fails to carry through. There are … Continue reading

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