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This Week's Focus - brief reflections on upcoming Revised Lectionary Texts as used for daily & weekly, seasonal worship by many Christian denominations.

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Don't look for hidden meanings in this week's gospel. Jesus gives us the punch line right up front: Pray always. This wasn't a message he reserved for scribes and priests… for people in the ritual praying business. Pray always: is a... more

What would it take to convince you that you are totally dependent on God's love? What would it take to get you to thank him for every breath; to praise him for every sunrise? How about an instant cure of a deadly disease that... more

This is another one of Luke's confusing, even troubling, gospels… made even more troubling by linking two apparently unconnected parables into one confusing narrative. To begin, the disciples make what seems a perfectly... more

?Them that has, gets.? So the old expression goes… but exactly what do they get? And what does it cost them? In this week's gospel Jesus addresses the price of worldly wealth, its value… and its unintended consequences. The... more

Fifteen years after the atrocities of 9/11, the pain remains – intense for those closest to the victims, a dull ache for those of us further removed. Jesus reaches out from the gospel to take our pain – if not with a quick cure,... more

If you think your life can get pretty rough sometimes, think about what it would be like if you had to be perfect… all the time. No flaws. No falls. No sins. There is only one person who has ever met that standard. It isn't you… and it... more

Hate your mom and dad? No way… Jesus can't be serious. But he is. This is one of those Bible passages that gives fits to folks who base their faith on a literal reading of scripture. But what if the word ?hate? doesn't mean what you think it... more

Pride is Satan's curve ball. More souls have gone down swinging at that sucker pitch than any other. Satan throws it so well because it's the oldest trick in his bag. He's been practicing it since the Garden of Eden. Pride is the original... more

In this week's gospel, Jesus runs smack into an ambush… but not an unexpected one. When he is attacked for curing a woman on the Sabbath, Jesus makes it a teachable moment. In the face of fierce criticism, he doesn't give an... more

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