Monthly Archives: September 2012

Proper 21b; Reconciliation … and salt?

Mark 9:38-50 Congregations all over MS, Episcopal, Roman Catholic, and Methodist, are commemorating today the events of some particular September days 50 years ago.  On September 30, 1962, a deadly riot broke out after James Meredith enrolled at the University … Continue reading

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Proper 20b 2012: On being insignificant

Mark 9:30-37 “I am the greatest!” Who is the iconic figure who said that?  That’s right, Cassius Clay, from Louisville, KY, later known as Mohammed Ali, a great (“the greatest”) heavyweight champion boxer.  “I am the greatest!”  (“Here is the … Continue reading

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Proper 19b 2012: Wisdom speaks

“Wisdom cries out in the street.”  Wisdom is not a call to an exclusive few; wisdom is not called out to those who are rich, at a distance, or are locked up in academia and study.  Wisdom is called out … Continue reading

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Proper 18b 2012: almost eyewitnesses

Mark 7:24-37 Today we are listeners, almost eavesdroppers, on a once in a lifetime story about Jesus.  We are at the edges of the room while some impertinent, totally unclean person – a woman – and a Gentile – slips … Continue reading

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Proper 17b, 2012: Unclean?

Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23   I did not hear too much of a particular type of conversation this week, although we have heard most of it before.  You know the words:  hurricane Isaac struck the south, and in particular New … Continue reading

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