Category Archives: lectionary C1

In which I find myself agreeing with Jack Chick…

The NABRE text might as well say, “Jesus only rolled his eyes and said ‘Oy’ whilst making a ‘W’ with his fingers.” Continue reading

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War, Sex, and Weather

The more wealth Israel accumulated, the more injustice they practiced. The one begot the other which begot more of the first. Continue reading

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Put your Hand to the Plough

In our modern, rootless and cosmopolitan world, we need to be rootless to serve the God we follow, we are following Jesus. Continue reading

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AEEEEEEE-LEEEEEEEEE-AAAAAAAAAAA!

✙JMJ The Readings for the Memorial of St John ChrysostomFriday in the 23rd week Tempus per Annum (C1) 1 Timothy 1:1-2, 12-14 Luke 6:39-42 Numquid potest caecus caecum ducere? nonne ambo in foveam cadunt? Non est discipulus super magistrum : … Continue reading

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…I met a man with seven wives…

If we are united to Christ and share in the fullness of God-stuff (as we noted yesterday) then it’s all done, right? No. For what we discover if we pay any attention to ourselves is that there are a lot … Continue reading

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All the fullness

The NABRE gets the Greek text here better than a good many Protestant Bibles: Christ is filled with the πλήρωμα pleroma, the fullness of the θεότης theotes, the “God-stuff” and in him, we share in this πλήρωμα as well. This … Continue reading

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Nec laudibus nec timore

Moloch by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra ✙JMJ The Readings for the 21st Sunday Tempus per Annum (C1) Isaiah 66:18-21 Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13 Luke 13:22-30 Contendite intrare per angustam portam  Strive to enter by the narrow gate All these readings tie together: it’s like someone … Continue reading

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The Call Came From INSIDE THE HOUSE!

JMJ Did you ever notice this one?  “The Son of Man will send his angels,and they will collect out of his Kingdomall who cause others to sin”Matthew 13:41 I read the Gospel for today and didn’t even notice it. Sitting … Continue reading

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Face to Face

✙ JMJ The Readings for Tuesday in the 17th week, Tempus per Annum (C1): Exodus 33:7-11; 34:5B-9, 28 Matthew 13:36-43 Loquebatur autem Dominus ad Moysen facie ad faciem, sicut solet loqui homo ad amicum suum. The LORD used to speak to … Continue reading

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The Leaders they Deserve

✙ JMJ The Readings for the Memorial of St MarthaMonday in the 17th week, Tempus per Annum (C1): Exodus 32:15-24, 30-34 John 11:19-27 Cui ille respondit : Ne indignetur dominus meus : tu enim nosti populum istum, quod pronus sit ad … Continue reading

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