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January 21, 2001

It's January now. Here in New England we've hunkered down for whatever contingencies winter might visit upon us. The last needles have fallen off the Christmas trees, costumes from the Nativity pageant are stored away for next year,...

October 29, 2000

Then Jesus said to him, "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man said to him, "My teacher, let me see again." Mark10:51 (NRSV) Amidst the headlong welter of events in Mark's Gospel, the healing of Bartimaeus at the end of...

May 28, 2000

Their feet are clean and their bellies are full; they've eaten some bread and drunk some wine. They are having supper together on the night before Passover. Judas has hastily left the upper room. A few of them assume that because he kept...

November 25, 1999

And you shall remember all the ways which the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not....