How Much Can We Know?

The First Sin and Its Punishment 3 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God say, ‘You shall not eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit...

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Expanding the circle

From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came...

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Pilgrims Welcome—No Travel Required

Today…. March 21, 2020… would have been our parish Quiet Day. When it was planned, the coronavirus pandemic we are now living was, if visible at all, a tiny cloud on a faraway horizon.  We saw ourselves together at a retreat house on the northern edge of the Island of...

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Cuthbert

When Deborah asked me to write something on this blog for today, I took a look at the lectionary, and two things caught my attention. The first was that today, March 20, is the feast day of St. Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindesfarne, who turns out to have some connections to...

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Daily Bread

Bread is life. The writer Elie Wiesel tells how, when he was a child, he and his father were taken to Auschwitz, and then to Buchenwald. They were separated from the rest of their family, but father and son were interned together. Each day, when the guards gave the prisoners...

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