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The Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr.

Russ Levenson: How Do You Love Thee?

Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; Matthew 5:38-48

7th Sunday after Epiphany - Year A

February 19, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Russell Levenson, Jr. (TEC)


Like many clergy; my work entails working with people of all ages--that often includes children--even young children. We have a pre-school at St. Martin's in Houston where I serve. I make an effort to roam the halls at least once a week or so. All kind of interesting things happen to me during these encounters--sometimes a smile, sometimes an unsolicited hug and often a question or two. Not too long ago, I was walking down the hall and I was stopped by one of our little ones--a small tyke, not yet old enough to read. She pointed at me and said, "Father Levenson...why do you dress so funny?"

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The Rev. Canon David W. Lovelace

There Are No Bystanders

Luke 10:25-37

8th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

July 10, 2016

The Rev. Canon David Lovelace (TEC)


I expect if there is one story in the New Testament that is familiar to most everyone, it is this story from Luke that includes the parable of the Good Samaritan. I have watched many children act out this story in Bible School or as a Sunday School skit. The simplicity of the story allows the children to enter into the story with imagination. While it is a fun story to enact, I wonder how many of us grasp the impact of Jesus' parable.

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