Season after Pentecost (Proper 21 [26]): The Old Testament Passage – Lost in the desert and really thirsty

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Season after Pentecost (Proper 20 [25]): The Psalm Passage – When praise of the Lord God does NOT alter behavior

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Season after Pentecost (Proper 20 [25]): The Old Testament Passage – On a learning curve

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Season after Pentecost (Proper 19 [24]): The Psalm Passage – A psalm of celebration, remembering the exodus from Egypt

When Israel went out from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language, Judah became God’s sanctuary, Israel his dominion.” (Psalm 114: 1 – 2)

When the Hebrews left Egypt, the Lord God claimed the called and chosen people as the Divine’s own again. No longer under the rule of Pharaoh, the people of God had to learn how to live as God’s people again. As I said, very tough lessons to learn. But this psalm does not dwell and focus on the people of God, but on the Lord God and might it took to reclaim the Divine’s called and chosen people.

 

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Season after Pentecost (Proper 19 [24]): The Gospel Passage – Forgiveness for our fellow believers

Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.” (Matthew 18:21 – 22)

As I came to write on this passage, I needed to remind myself that Jesus is speaking about forgiving fellow believers, and not the forgiveness that believers receive from the Lord God. Remembering has been a little more of a challenge lately; my life has been pretty hectic. And to my chagrin, I realized I had forgotten to save this post the first time I wrote it. So I am having to reconstruct what I think I wrote!

 

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