Escaping the Sacred Lie

Today’s Readings for the Daily Office Psalm 75, 76 (Morning) Psalm 23, 27 (Evening) Ezra 9:1-15 Rev. 17:1-14 Matt. 14:22-36 Escaping the Sacred Lie Today’s passage from Ezra is quite xenophobic, isn’t it? That seems to be a theme in Ezra and Nehemiah, set after the end of the Babylonian

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Happy shall they be who… WHAT?

Today’s Readings for the Daily Office Psalm 137:1-6(7-9), 144 (Morning) Psalm 104 (Evening) Jer. 35:1-19 1 Cor. 12:27-13:3 Matt. 9:35-10:4   Happy shall they be who… WHAT? I can’t read Psalm 137 without hearing Don McLean singing, “By… the waters… the waters… of Babylon… we lay down and wept… and

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Hiding Righteousness in Our Hearts?

Today’s Readings for the Daily Office Psalm 40, 54 (Morning) Psalm 51 (Evening) 1 Kings 18:20-40 Phil. 3:1-16 Matt. 3:1-12   Hiding Righteousness in Our Hearts? Our commemoration today in the Great Cloud of Witness is Cyprian of Carthage, a bishop and martyr from the 3rd Century. We know that

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