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Author: Alice Camille

“Blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear.” Matthew 13:1–23 It’s no wonder the parable of the sower left the disciples mystified. It’s a crazy […]
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“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:25–30 Summer for many is a lazier time of the year. The longer […]
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“Whoever receives the righteous person will receive a righteous reward.” Matthew 10:37–42 The idea is remarkable. Welcome a prophet, and you share in the prophet’s destiny. Assist a good person, […]
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“What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light.” Matthew 10:26–33 Consider the thick darkness surrounding the generation of Jesus. It was an era of empire and […]
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“I am the living bread that came down from heaven.” John 6:51–58 Jesus is our food. Whatever emptiness may be felt in our lives, he alone can fill it. If […]
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God sent his Son that the world might be saved through him. John 3:16–18 I’m not sure how old I was, or how long I gazed up at crucifixes before […]
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Appearance to the Disciples: John 20:19–23 Jesus chooses to reveal his Resurrection to the disciples as a group. We know from next week’s story that Thomas wasn’t there, and Jesus […]
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Ascension: Matthew 28:16–20; Seventh Sunday of Easter, The Prayer of Jesus: John 17:1–11a “Listening is never easy. Many times it is easier to play deaf. Listening means paying attention, wanting […]
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Last Supper Discourse: John 14:15–21 Jesus does not abandon his Church. There is “no child left behind” in his politics. Yet Christian representatives—parents, teachers, preachers, even bishops—may choose to speak […]
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 The Way, the Truth, the Life: John 14:1–12 I like Thomas because he often gives voice to the very objection I have in mind. Jesus is on his way out […]
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