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REFLECTIONS ON JOHN’S GOSPEL: I CAN DO WHAT I LIKE WITH MY BODY

John 6:52–59 [52] The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” [53] So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son … Continue reading

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KNOWING THE TIME

The last dawn of February: The moon suspended in the west; The sun rising in the east; Both are melting in mist. A moment of ends and beginnings: Winter’s frost dressing the earth; Sliver of croci pointing to spring; Stillness … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS ON JOHN’S GOSPEL: LESSONS FROM GOD

John 6:41–51[41] So the Jews grumbled about him, because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” [42] They said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he … Continue reading

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REFLECTION FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT: FAITH! FAITH! FAITH!

Galatians 3:1–9 By Faith, or by Works of the Law? [1] O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. [2] Let me ask you only this: Did you … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS ON JOHN’S GOSPEL: SEEING THROUGH THE SPIRIT

John 6:22–71 I Am the Bread of Life [22] On the next day the crowd that remained on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not entered the … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS ON JOHN’S GOSPEL: THE STOMACH GETS IN THE WAY.

John 6:16–27 Jesus Walks on Water [16] When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, [17] got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS ON JOHN’S GOSPEL: WORKING WITH THE LITTLE WE HAVE!

John 6:1–15 Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand [1] After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. [2] And a large crowd was following him, because they saw the … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS ON JOHN’S GOSPEL: THREE WITNESSES

John 5:30–47 Witnesses to Jesus [30] “I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me. [31] If … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS ON JOHN’S GOSPEL: SEE ONE – SEE BOTH

John 5:19–29 The Authority of the Son [19] So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS ON JOHN’S GOSPEL: CHOOSING TO BE ILL?

The Healing at the Pool on the Sabbath[1] After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.[2] Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has … Continue reading

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