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The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler

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Ecclesiastes 1:1,12-14

11th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

July 31, 2016

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

How amazing it is that the Book of Ecclesiastes is even in the Bible. It is a dark and skeptical book, known primarily for its despair that anything worthwhile can ever come of our earthly strivings. "Vanity, vanity, all is vanity," it begins, and it does not let up. Everything is futile. There was a time when the Jewish rabbis were against including it in Holy Scripture.

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This episode of Be Still and Know asks, "Can a man's prayer may become sin?" "Many things can turn prayer into sin", writes columnist John R. Gunn. "There is no question, but that many prayers are altogether in vain."

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