October 26, 2014
Matthew 22:34-46
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Deuteronomy 34:1-12

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Though cousins are blood related...

The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1

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Though cousins are blood related they should be close to us. But many times they are very distant. Most of my cousins have taken very different paths of life than I so that when we meet we are mostly strangers.
Take a look at two biblical cousins - John the Baptist and Jesus. We hear about them both in the Lukan birth narratives and then - nothing, until this episode at the Jordan River. And no wonder. They were both very different personality types and both had taken very different paths in life. But when these paths did cross, we get the impression that there was something significant between them. Feelings run high. They were cousins whose lives were changed after this crossing of paths at the River Jordan.
hn, by his own volition, faded from the scene. Jesus stepped into an energetic mission that changed the world. In the storytelling around each man, the other plays a critical part.
- Fairlie...

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