Tag Archives: Year B Proper 20

Opportunist

Robin alighted as soon as I mowed the first swathe of grass,  an aspiring scavenger sifting the cuttings for prey. Undeterred by the turning blade, it tilted an eye  as though to say, we are not so different, you and … Continue reading

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The great and the good

And now Jesus was stuck on the floor with a sleeping baby, his hands full, his feet with no feeling left in them, and the child’s mother had gone back to work. There was nothing for it but to continue to wait on the baby, serving it with patience and with love. … Continue reading

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Year B Proper 20: all the questions you were afraid to ask

A typical conversation with a toddler turning from two to three might go a bit like this: Let’s put on your shoes.   –   Why? Because we need to go shopping for food.   –   Why? So that we have … Continue reading

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Year B Proper 20: mixed motives

We are complicated creatures, we humans. We can hear a dogmatic statement that “whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all,” and right away, we can begin competing to come last, to be the … Continue reading

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