Structures and Systems
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Third Sunday of Lent – B The temple cleansing is found in all four Gospels. However, John puts this scene right after Jesus’s miracle at Cana at the start of his ministry. In... Read More

No transfiguration without the cross
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Second Sunday of Lent – B The Transfiguration scene midway through Mark’s Gospel is the climactic crossroads where we must choose between staying in Galilee or going with Jesus to death in Jerusalem.... Read More

A Communal Effort
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First Sunday of Lent – B We can get overly focused on individual sin and personal salvation during Lent. Yet one of the biggest lessons learned from last year’s Lent is that our... Read More

Even now
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Ash Wednesday – B “Even now, says the Lord. . . .” After the year we’ve been through since last Ash Wednesday, those are words I need to hear. Even now, when you’ve... Read More

Freed from sin
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6th Sunday Ordinary Time This last Sunday before Lent ends the section of Mark’s Gospel in which Jesus’s healing ministry will soon take a turn. Instead of joining the crowd’s amazement in his... Read More