Even when I was a child, I heard the term ‘doubting Thomas’ applied to certain people under certain conditions. At first, I had no idea what it meant, growing up as I did in a non-religious household.  Later, I learned it was a reference to someone who didn’t believe something unless they could personally experience […]

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“For I have set you an example . . . 21 After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, “Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.” 22 The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking. 23 One of his disciples—the one whom Jesus loved—was reclining next to him; 24 Simon Peter therefore […]

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We stand today on the threshold of another Holy Week.  It’s strange that we should call this time by that name.  In the original setting, it was seven days of conspiracy, deception, cowardice, betrayal, manipulation, hatred, and violence.  And we call that “Holy Week”! We Christians have a strange vocabulary. The week began with a […]

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God So Loved the World The New Testament is a collection of twenty-seven different writings.  It contains biography, history, theology, philosophy, ethics, poetry, prophesy, and even some economics.  But, first and foremost, it is a love letter – God’s love letter to God’s children.  Our Gospel reading for today gives us that letter in condensed […]

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