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Who Gets to Enter the Temple?

Isaiah 56:1,6-7; Matthew 15:21-28

Proper 15 - Year A

November 19, 2006

The Rev. William Blake Rider (TEC)

Today's readings from Matthew and Isaiah bring into sharp focus some very hard questions. Who gets to enter the temple? That seems to be the question before the prophet Isaiah. Are some people to be stopped at the door? Is the temple really a house of prayer for all people or just for some people?

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