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The Rev. Charles Morris

Gospel Living Made Simple

Luke 4:14-21

3rd Sunday after Epiphany - Year C

January 27, 2013

The Rev. Charles Morris (other)

I don't use acronyms very often, but over the years I have found KISS to be a good reminder when I've had to speak about a controversial subject, lead a difficult church board meeting, or meet with folks in conflict.  Used as an acronym, kiss means "keep it simple, stupid."

Though at times, what I've said or done may indicate just the opposite, I've never thought of myself as stupid, so I've taken the liberty of making an adjustment.  To me kiss means--keep it simple and straightforward!  

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The Rev. William Carter

The Best Things Are Borrowed

Mark 11:1-11

Palm Sunday - Passion Sunday - Year B

April 01, 2012

The Rev. William Carter (PCUSA)

It was a number of years ago, but the memory is still crystal clear. Our tour bus stopped on the top of the Mount of Olives. The forty pilgrims in our group stepped off the bus. The plan was to walk down a road that has been there for three thousand years.

At our left was the largest Jewish cemetery in the road, established in the ancient belief the Messiah will appear on the Mount of Olives. At the bottom of the hill is the Garden of Gethsemane, guarded by the remains of olive trees that overheard the betrayal of Judas Iscariot. Straight ahead was Mount Zion, with the ancient walls of the city of Jerusalem. This is the route that Jesus took when he entered the city on Palm Sunday. To this day, it is still a moving sight!

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