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The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler

The Word Became Flesh and Dwelt Among Us, Full of Grace and Truth

Galatians 3:23-25; John 1:1-18

1st Sunday after Christmas - Year A

December 30, 2007

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

There is an old saying about philosophy, which I am especially fond of, because it so often applies to theology as well. It serves as a warning to those of us who use religious language or who think about philosophical things.

And the saying is this: "Philosophy is the discipline of saying what everybody knows in terms that nobody can understand." Theologians are often accused of the same thing. Why do they use such complicated language to say the simple truth? "Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so."

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