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The Rev. Dr. Barbara K. Lundblad

A Hopeful Fanatic

Mark 9:30-37

17th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

September 23, 2012

The Rev. Dr. Barbara K. Lundblad (ELCA)

The ninth chapter of Mark began with a glorious vision--Jesus shining in dazzling light on the mountain top. What a sight that was! Peter, James and John shaded their eyes and saw Jesus talking with Moses and Elijah. Then a cloud descended on the mountain, just like in the days of Moses, and a voice came from the cloud: "This is my Son, the Beloved: listen to him." Those three disciples must have been dying to tell the others about that vision and that voice--but Jesus had strictly ordered them to say nothing to anyone. If they had been able to talk about that mountain-top experience, surely they would have convinced the others that they were the greatest. Why were the disciples even arguing about greatness while they walked on the way? Jesus had just told them about betrayal and death. This was the second time he had said this. Maybe some of them finally heard the last line about rising again. Once they got past the betraying and the dying, well, a few of them began to dream of being in high places with Jesus.

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The Rev. John Gunn

Good Strong Conscience

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If you have a conscience in good workig order, you should thank whoever brought you up. Are you responsible for the rearing of a child now? Then here is a great opportunity for you; an opportunity to build a conscience so that one day, the child will not have to stop and ponder about what to do and what not to do. He'll know the difference between right and wrong. And if you have done your job well, the child will be grateful to you for the conscience you have helped him develop.


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