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Pat Conroy, in his novel... -- 1 Corinthians 14:12b-20 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
Pat Conroy, in his novel, The Prince of Tides, reports early in the story a conversation betw
One of the symbols of... -- Jeremiah 1:4-10 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
One of the symbols of the Epiphany season that may be easily overlooked is that of movement o
Jesus was engaged in prophetic... -- Luke 4:21-30 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
Jesus was engaged in prophetic preaching.
In our sophisticated, technological world... -- Jeremiah 1:4-10 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
In our sophisticated, technological world, it's refreshing to know that God hasn't changed the way f
During World War I, a... -- Luke 4:21 -30 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
During World War I, a Protestant chaplain with the American troops in Italy became a friend of a loc
King Croesus, the fabled ruler... -- Jeremiah 1:4-10 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
King Croesus, the fabled ruler of Lydia who was noted for his great wealth, had a lively interest in
So often when the call... -- Jeremiah 1:4-10 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
So often when the call of God comes to us we are filled with fear.
before you were born, I... -- Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
"... before you were born, I consecrated you."
God calls each one of... -- Jeremiah 1:4-10 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
God calls each one of us to a special mission in life.
Let us underscore the fact... -- Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
Let us underscore the fact that God equips whom he calls.
The Marines are looking for... -- Jeremiah 1:4-10 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
The Marines are looking for a "few good men." The U.S.
Of all the things Paul... -- 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
Of all the things Paul chose to say about love in this great chapter, perhaps none is more important
Herman Wouk, a Jewish writer... -- Jeremiah 1:4-10 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
Herman Wouk, a Jewish writer and high moralist, is a storyteller second to none.
A group of demons were... -- 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
A group of demons were out in the desert trying to tempt the holy man.
How long has it been... -- 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
How long has it been since you have heard the ringing of a real telephone bell?
John of Ephesus is, according... -- 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
John of Ephesus is, according to tradition, the author of three little gems, 1 John, 2 John, and 3 J
On this February Sunday, let... -- 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
On this February Sunday, let us think of a hot summer day in Southeast Missouri.
Sometimes we meet people professing... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
Sometimes we meet people professing Christianity who drink strong alcoholic drinks.
A true story of heroic... -- 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
A true story of heroic rescue was dramatized on television.
Celibacy is far from the... -- 1 Corinthians 7:32-35 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
Celibacy is far from the pattern of choice among moderns.
As Christians we know we... -- 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
As Christians we know we are called to love.
The young woman sat in... -- 1 Corinthians 7:32-35 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
The young woman sat in the pastor's office clasping and unclasping her hands.
My father used to say... -- 1 Corinthians 14:12b-20 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
My father used to say that a great deal more would get done if people weren't so concerned about who
I was counseling a young... -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
I was counseling a young woman who had many severe problems.
Several of us seniors at... -- 1 Corinthians 14:12b-20 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
Several of us seniors at the seminary were swapping tales about our experiences as interns the prece

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