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The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom

Paul Tellstrom: All He Has

Luke 17:11-19

20th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

October 09, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom (UCC)

 

The account is short and it brings us a reminder of life in the pre-scientific world.  "As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him.  Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, 'Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!'" 

For centuries there were people who were afflicted with all sorts of diseases and conditions that today, with gratitude to the scientific and medical community, no one ever need fear again.  The drama that unfolds today is confirmation of the strength of fear.  Here are ten souls, walking at a distance away from the main road as they were bound to do by law because of their condition.  These were people who were born with real hopes and dreams-they once walked with purpose and meaning with their peers, and now-due to the accident of being in some place or other where they contracted this disease, their lives were as good as over. 

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The Rev. Dr. Brett Younger

Brett Younger: Life Is Short

Luke 12:32-40

12th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

August 07, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Brett Younger (CBF)

 

When our oldest son is born, friends come to the hospital, ask to hold the baby, comment on how glad they are that Graham looks like his mother. As they are leaving, several say something like, "Don't blink, because that's how long it will be before he's off to college." 

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