Monthly Archives: January 2013

Luke 4:21-30 – Sidonian and Syrian: The Geography of Faith


In the first part of Luke 4 the Evangelist presents Jesus as a messianic figure who has entered into human history to heal and to save the sick and the lost. The activity of Jesus is the activity of the … Continue reading

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Luke 4:14-21 – In the Power of the Spirit


“Why does the Church use this story in the Epiphany cycle? Epiphany means that something shows forth itself as it really is. What is it that will be shown forth by Luke that will offer us something of value for … Continue reading

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Remembrances that Heal


I am grateful to share some of my reflections with you as you and I seek to remember, to be made whole again, and claim the future as the legacy that has been left to us by our loved ones … Continue reading

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Fish Tacos


I do not believe that fish tacos count as food. Food is something meant to satisfy hunger, prevent starvation and perhaps lower the crime rate. Fish tacos is something that you eat with a Mexican beer late in the afternoon … Continue reading

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The First Sign: John 2:1-11


The wedding at Cana provides the context for an event that needs further exploration to uncover the truth that will reveal a meaning for the church today.  Jesus is at a wedding. The wine runs out. Water becomes wine. This … Continue reading

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Spirit and Fire


“He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” Luke 3:16. Luke is the only one who introduces fire into the baptism story of Jesus. Jesus will baptize not with water but with the Holy Spirit and with … Continue reading

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