Septugesima Sunday -Church Back Home- January 27, 2013

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With today’s Sacrament, there’s a lesson in three parts, between the collect, the epistle, and the gospel readings. Something that might not seem right or fair, but it actually is, if you look at it. But you need to look at it! And once you do, you’ll see how there’s no reason for any of us to miss out on anything! A good thought as we begin our approach to Lent, that season which I once dreaded!

Blessed Be!
Bishop Cal

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2nd Sunday After Epiphany -Church Back Home- January 20, 2013

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And here is a story which all of us know, but offers more depth than some folks realize. It is the story of Jesus’ baptism by John The Baptist. John The Baptist did not originate baptism, although the word is generally first associated with him. No, he was amking use of a Jewish ritual which many spiritual paths have in common and dates back into the mists of pre-history. What’s for us to understand is what it actually meant!

Blessed Be!
Bishop Cal

1st Sunday After Epiphany -Church Back Home- January 13, 2013

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We had a simple message to go with our sacrament last week, but this week we have a much deeper message, based on one of the best-known tales in the Bible – and perhaps one of the least understood!

We’re talking about the Finding In The Temple, the last story we have of Jesus as a youngster, and the last before the beginning of his public ministry. And here there is wonderment, if you understand where to look!

Blessed Be!

Bishop Cal

Epiphany -Church Back Home- January 6, 2013

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A simple message here, but one that some folks need to be reminded of on occasion. And, as I see it, this is truth for any spiritual path. In our modern times, we find lots of folks who do not “look like” our pre-conceived notions of what a follower of a particular path should “look like”, and there is a reason.

The Epiphany brings in a concept even more radical than the vision of the presence of God during the Babylonian exile!

The door is open, and nobody is checking ancestry!

Blessed Be!
Bishop Cal