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Jesus called on his followers... -- Matthew 10:24-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
Jesus called on his followers to get their priorities straight, and be prepared to pay the price.
There are no secrets in... -- Matthew 10:24-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
There are no secrets in the path of life.
Scholars believe that this passage... -- Matthew 10:24-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
Scholars believe that this passage from Matthew is a part of a body of collected sayings of Jesus.
We may think of the... -- Genesis 21:8-21 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
We may think of the story of Hagar and Ishmael in the wilderness not only as a parable of God's prot
Clarence Jordan, the founder of... -- Genesis 21:8-21 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
Clarence Jordan, the founder of the world renowned KOINONIA, a community in Georgia, is said to have
Sarah convinced Abraham to shun... -- Genesis 21:8-21 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
Sarah convinced Abraham to shun Ishmael, who became the father of the Arab people.
Erma Bombeck told this story... -- Genesis 21:8-21 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
Erma Bombeck told this story:
In baptism, we are symbolically... -- Romans 6:1b-11 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
In baptism, we are symbolically sealed in the tomb with Christ, only to rise with him.
As Archbishop Oscar Romero stood... -- Romans 6:1b-11 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
As Archbishop Oscar Romero stood in his cathedral in El Salvador in 1980, celebrating the Mass, a bu
Sheila was a hardened drug... -- Romans 6:1b-11 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
Sheila was a hardened drug addict by the time she was seventeen.
A man and a woman... -- Romans 6:1b-11 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
A man and a woman will say to each other: "I take you ...
Jim's father always told him... -- Matthew 10:24-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
Jim's father always told him that everyone is tied to something.
Noah Webster labored thirty-six... -- Galatians 6:1-10, 14-16 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
Noah Webster labored thirty-six years writing his dictionary.
One of the most telling... -- Galatians 6:1-10, 14-16 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
One of the most telling books about our wasteful American society is David Halberstam's study titled
Fred had become something of... -- Galatians 6:1-10, 14-16 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
Fred had become something of a trial for the other members of the Adult Male Bible Study.
A pastor walked through a... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
A pastor walked through a puddle, waited for her shoes to dry, and then scraped the dirt into a pres
The theory of thirds says... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
The theory of thirds says that in any organization, including the church, one-third of the people wi
Thomas a Kempis, in The... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
Thomas a Kempis, in The Imitation of Christ, wrote, "You are not the better because yo
At the opening of the... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
At the opening of the fifth seal in the sixth chapter of the book of Revelation, we are told that Jo
A character in Bernard Malamud's... -- Isaiah 66:10-14 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
A character in Bernard Malamud's novel God's Grace says: "A life --to be a life --must run it

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