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Sep 02, 2015

Volume 132, Issue #18

Lectionary

Ordinary 24B (Psalm 19; James 3:1-12)

James reminds us of the duplicity of language, like a matchstick dropped by singed fingers that leaves behind charred acres. The deception of language is that we believe it is innocent.

Ordinary 23B: Mark 7:24-37

I have spent most of my Christian life in deep discomfort with Mark 7. I now read it as an early example of the priesthood of all believers.

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