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Year C Ninth Sunday After Pentecost Meditation

This the well known story of Jesus visit to the sisters, Martha and Mary. Mary sat at the Lord's feet and listened to what he was saying. Martha complained to Jesus to tell Mary to come in and help her. Well it was not exactly like that. She had to get her guilt trip in on Him as well. "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me." Legalism looks at what Martha was griping about. Grace looks not about what Martha said but how she said it. The difference between legalism and grace is that legalism has to make sense!   Read more

Year C Ninth Sunday After Pentecost Bottom Line Meditations

Ninth Sunday After Pentecost: Romans 3:27 Because of what law? The law that requires works? No, because of the law that requires faith. I've learned that no matter how much I care, some people are just legalists. Think Legalism: “To show” is to be seen. Feel Grace: “To show” is to be felt.  Read more

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