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Readings for Wednesday, October 6, 2010

In the 11th Chapter of Mark, Jesus enters Jerusalem.  While in the Holy City, Christ’s teaching and ministry take on a decisively different tone.  He is more confrontational.  The parables are pointed and direct.  He seems to have less patience with those to whom His message is directed. Christ is angry.   Continue Reading

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We Were Born to Live in this World — The Wisdom of Charlie Brown — Readings for Wednesday September 29, 2010

Today’s Peanuts cartoon is probably one of the most profound I have seen in a long time.  Charlie Brown laments that he does not fit in, that the world is just passing him by.  Lucy, in her inimitable way, shows him the vastness of this world, the only one out there, and blasts him with, “WELL, LIVE IN IT, THEN!”  In the sequence in Mark 11 that we have been going over, Jesus gives us a similar admonition in the example of the fig tree. Continue Reading