Mirror, Mirror

Pentecost 14 B  James 1:17-27  Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?  Ah the vanity of mirrors and gazing too long at our own reflections! The ancient Greeks told a cautionary story about the lure of our own reflection in the story of Narcissus. Narcissus went to…

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Law and Gospel

The distinction between the Law and Gospel of God is one that has been fraught with disagreement and misinterpretation for a very long time, perhaps even since the beginning of the church. It is easy to understand why, not simply because of the difficulty in grasping what each of those words mean, but also because…

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