Tag Archives: humility

“Raving Politics”

Quite a few parts of the Bible don’t talk about forgiveness. But quite a few do, and they’re not just in the New Testament. This morning’s second reading doesn’t mention forgiveness directly, but the verse right after it does. They … Continue reading

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Footprints in Ancient Ash

Scientists are pretty sure that Saccorhytus coronarius is an ancestor of lancets, sea squirts, fish, amphibians, reptiles, dinosaurs, and mammals: including us. Much more recently, about 3,660,000 years back, five Australopithecus afarensis strolled across volcanic ash. One of them was … Continue reading

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Fan or Follower of Jesus?

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2017: Isaiah 8:23–9:3 1 Corinthians 1:10–13, 17 Matthew 4:12–23 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2017 By Deacon Lawrence N. Kaas January 22, 2017 I found a story that I wish to share with you today … Continue reading

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The Virtue Trap

I generally identify with the tax collector in today’s Gospel reading: Luke 18:9–14. That’s okay, since emulating “those who were convinced of their own righteousness,” despising everyone else, is a bad idea. The problem wasn’t what the Pharisee was doing. … Continue reading

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