Expecting the Unexpected at the Temple of God

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Text for the Day: Luke 2:22-40 – Simeon & Anna in the Temple Images of the Temple: Revealing an unexpected salvation Luke’s gospel draws the Temple in Jerusalem as an important symbol. The gospel opens at the Temple, where a priest named Zechariah is chosen by lot to enter the sanctuary of the Lord and […]

Mary, Did You Know?

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Mary: A model of trust in God A song often sung at Christmas is called, “Mary, Did You Know?” The words are address to Mary, wondering, as she looks at her newborn son, whether she knew what his life would be like, what miracles he would perform, what suffering he would endure, and what he […]

Thanksgiving: Generosity = Heart

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2 Cor. 9:6-15 – Generosity is a Matter of the Heart When a carnival came to town, the strongman was one of the most popular attractions.  One of his tricks was to squeeze an orange dry with his bare hand.  He then offered $1,000 to anyone who could manage to squeeze even a single drop […]