Posts from March 2016

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E Pluribus Unum

by mcurley

If I didn’t know better, I’d think I was watching a madcap movie or something when tuning into America’s current political scene.  It’s just plain crazy what’s been happening.  A few voices try to maintain some decorum but they seem to be drown out by all the hoopla around them.  It’s sad really.  People may […]

Lent: A Time for Less – Part 5

by mcurley

We come today to the end of our five part series “Lent- a time for less”.  Lent is a time the Church especially focuses on the meaning of repentance.  Repentance is very important in Christian belief as our Lord said the Kingdom of God comes down to two things: repentance and faith.  While repentance alone […]

Lent: A Time for Less – Part 4

by mcurley

This parable is wrongly named the Prodigal Son, I think.  Yes, the one son is prodigal, that is, he spends money in a reckless and extravagant way but there is another son who, while more responsible, has his own problems, too.  Maybe we should call this the Parable of the Two Sons.  But then we […]

Lent: A Time for Less – Part 3

by mcurley

Today’s Gospel lesson moves us back from Jesus’ specific lament for Jerusalem who killed those sent to warn of God’s judgment to a general call of repentance for all.  As all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, all must repent and believe, that through Jesus, their sins are forgiven.  Sometimes the […]

Lent: A Time for Less – Part 2

by mcurley

There is a time in life when you expect the world to always be full of new things.  And then one day comes when you realize that is not how it will be at all.  You see that life will become a thing of holes.  Absences. Losses.  Disappointments. Repeat.  Things you thought were there are […]

Lent: A Time for Less – Part 1

by mcurley

This first Sunday in Lent we continue a 40 day journey begun this past Ash Wednesday with Jesus in the wilderness as He confronts Satan.  Jesus is here the new man who does not yield to temptation as did we.  Jesus overcomes where we fail and so begins His work for our redemption by ultimately […]