Monthly Archives: February, 2012

Running a race…

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Do you not know that in a race the runners all compete, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it. Athletes exercise self-control in all things; they do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable one. So I do not run …

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Cornelius

The Anglicans have a remembrance day for Cornelius the Centurion, the first Gentile convert to Christianity. The only thing we know about him and his family is found in Act 10 and 11.  We can give thanks for Cornelius who paved the way for the rest of us. Read more about him at Mission St. …

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The word is close…

The prayer today from Taize includes two great readings from the scriptures.  I have chosen to meditate on these for the day.  They should keep me busy: Deuteronomy 30:11-14 11 This commandment that I’m giving you right now is definitely not too difficult for you. It isn’t unreachable.12 It isn’t up in heaven somewhere so that you …

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The Presentation of Jesus

Today is one of those odd days on the Church calendars.  The Revised Common Lectionary celebrated the Presentation on January 1st, 8 days after Jesus’ birth.  The Roman Catholic calendar has traditionally celebrated this feast on February 2.  The Anglicans celebrate Candlemas on this day (which is celebrated by other communities on other days). The …

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Brigid of Ireland

Today, Anglicans, Roman Catholics, and the folks at Common Prayer are remembering Brigid of Ireland. Here’s a short bio from Common Prayer: Brigid of Ireland (c. 450?–?525) Brigid is believed to have been the daughter of a pagan Scottish king and a Christian Pictish slave. Even as a child, she was known to have a generous spirit …

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