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Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10

3rd Sunday after Epiphany - Year C

January 24, 2010

The Rev. Dr. David Jones (UMC)

In a novel entitled One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez tells the story of a small town in South America.  The name of the town was Macondo, and it was surrounded by a swamp, which accounted for its solitude.

One day a little girl wandered into Macondo.  She was fleeing her village, where there had been an outbreak of a plague that caused insomnia.  A family in Macondo took her in and later noticed that one of their daughters couldn't sleep.  The plague had followed the little girl to Macondo.

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