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Year C Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost Meditation

Literal thinking deals with what is written to discover how to think. Grace understanding deals with how to think to discover what is written. The literal starts with what it reads to discover the spiritual meaning. Grace starts with the spiritual feeling of being in the Presence before it starts to read. The Parable is about a rich man who finds his servant is cheating him of his profits. Jesus summarized the parable by saying, “I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of dishonest wealth so that when it is gone, they may welcome you into their eternal homes.” Some people are shocked because it seems as if Jesus is commending the shrewdness of the servant in cheating his master.   Read more

Year C Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost Bottom Line Meditations

Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost: Romans 8:2 - Through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. You do not lose your mind in legalism, you know exactly where you left it! Think Legalism: “Serve” is to do God’s will. Feel Grace: “Serve” is to be in God’s Presence.  Read more

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