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The Rev. Mark Larson

Mark Larson: We Deserve to Weep

Luke 6:17-26

6th Sunday after Epiphany - Year C

February 17, 2019

The Rev. Mark Larson (ELCA)

 

"I deserve to weep."

My father and I were standing in a parking lot on a Thursday afternoon, after a funeral. The previous Monday, I'd received a phone call from the pastor of the church where my father had served for over twenty years, the church where I grew up. She had thoughtfully called to let us know about the death of one the members of that congregation. Calling him a "member" was an understatement. "Pillar" would be a more appropriate description. You know, the kind of person you always think will be there, whose fingerprints are on every square inch of that building and that ministry.

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The Rev. John Gunn

Giving Thanks

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

If a blessing is not said in your home, it may be that a simple request will let you begin the custom. And it is a habit; not something that is begun by two days or three days, but by a week or two weeks of saying it daily. The more you ask the blessing, the more it becomes a habit and the easier it is to continue. And the more you ask it, the more pleasure it becomes to you.

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