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The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler

The Crazies

Mark 1:23-24

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

January 29, 2006

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

I have served five churches in my ordained life, and it never fails. In every place I have ever ministered, just when things are beginning to go right, the crazies show up. Just when I am having a delightful conversation, some crazy person interrupts. Just when the committee has reached a spectacular decision, the crazy one jumps up to speak. Just when it looks like the entire congregation is happy, the crazies show up angry and upset.

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