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“Grace Comes First”

March 27, 2022 Fourth Sunday in Lent The text is Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32. -o0o- 1 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to [Jesus.]  2And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3 So he told them this parable: 11b … Continue reading


“Fig Trees, Fruit & Fertilizer”

March 20, 2022 Third Sunday in Lent The text is Luke 13:1-9. -o0o- 1 At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 He asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners … Continue reading

“Third Day in Jerusalem”

March 13, 2022, Second Sunday in Lent The text is Luke 13:31-35. -o0o- 31 At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to [Jesus,] “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32 He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing … Continue reading

“Don’t Tempt me!”

March 6, 2022 First Sunday in Lent The text is Luke 4:1-13. -o0o- 1Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, … Continue reading

“Reflect, And Expect”

March 2, 2022 Ash Wednesday The text is Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21. -o0o- [Jesus said to the disciples:] 1 “Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven.  2 “So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before … Continue reading


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