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September 28, 2011 @ 10:34 pm

15th Sunday after Pentecost — Fathers and Sons


Ezekiel18:1-4, 25-32

Matthew 21:23-32

Both texts have elements of fathers and sons.  Ezekiel's text addresses the notion that the sins of the father are visited upon the son.  God declares that each person will be judged as an individual.

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September 18, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

14th Sunday after Pentecost — Jonah


Jonah 3:10-4:11

After finally arriving at Nineveh, Jonah reluctantly delivers the judgment against that great city.  But when God shows mercy on Nineveh, Jonah is angry enough to die.  God's mercy can be scandalous when it gets extended even to our enemies.

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September 15, 2011 @ 8:11 am

Pentecost 13A — 9-11 and Forgiveness


Matthew 18:21-35

Peter asks about frequency of forgiveness and Jesus tells a parable of an Unforgiving Servant that speaks of God's forgiveness of us and our subsequent response.  We are called to forgive others, but that is no mere feat.  It is hard work, but a work we must engage in to refuse sin the last word.

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