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August 17, 2016

Volume 133, Issue #17


Ordinary 23C (Luke 14:25-33)

In this week’s Gospel text, the piercing hyperbole about family and discipleship normally receives top billing homiletically. However, I am newly struck by Jesus’ words regarding building a tower.

Ordinary 22C (Luke 14:1, 7-14)

Jesus offers his unsolicited advice fully aware of the jousting for prominence that occurs in our social spaces. He sees our mad dash to the front row so that we can be seen by the chief executive officer, the potential major donor, or the bishop.

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