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A man came to see... -- Wisdom 9:13-18 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
A man came to see the pastor of a large congregation. This man was not a member of the church.
It was back in the... -- Wisdom 9:13-18 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
It was back in the seventeenth century that Sweden's King embarked on an ambitious project.
The English folk tale, The... -- Wisdom 9:13-18 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
The English folk tale, "The Wise Men of Gotham" is a tribute to uninspired human ingenuity which is
While our minds can picture... -- Wisdom 9:13-18 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
While our minds can picture the marvels of distant galaxies, it is unlikely that humanity, because o
Humility with regard to our... -- Wisdom 9:13-18 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
Humility with regard to our understanding of God is always in order.
The author of Wisdom felt... -- Wisdom 9:13-18 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
The author of Wisdom felt deep respect for the "counsel of God." He speaks reverently of the divine
The calculations of mortals are... -- Wisdom 9:13-18 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
The calculations of mortals are indeed timid and frequently wrong.
The ways of God are... -- Wisdom 9:13-18 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
The ways of God are beyond our knowledge; we cannot understand many things in life, but we have the
The baby eagle is totally... -- Wisdom 9:13-18 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
The baby eagle is totally dependant on its mother.
Herman Melville says in his... -- Wisdom 9:13-18 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Herman Melville says in his introduction to Moby Dick, that a great book requires a great the
T. E. Lawrence, better known... -- Wisdom 9:13-18 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
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