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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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The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson

Right-Minded or Big-Hearted?

1 Corinthians 8:1-13

4th Sunday of Epiphany - Year B

February 01, 2015

The Rev. Canon Charles K. Robertson (TEC)

"People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care." These familiar words come from legendary adventurer and leader Theodore Roosevelt...but it is a safe bet to say that a certain first-century adventurer and leader named Paul would nod his head in agreement. In many ways, it is exactly what Paul was constantly trying to tell the Christians in Corinth, and certainly similar to his opening comment in today's reading: "Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up." What is our goal: to be right-minded...or big-hearted?

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