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Reflections on the Sunday readings

Ashes to Ashes, Donkey Dust to Donkey Dust (Matthew 10:14)


Yesterday someone told me that I was full of donkey dust. Not donkey dust as in the social drug Ketamine, - currently, for some reason, in spite of its danger, all the rage. But donkey dust as in “Barbara you are full of crap.”  Read More 
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Can we just be kids again? (Matthew 9:13)


Friday night Adam Dunn was part of a botched play at first base. Never mind that it wasn’t really his fault. (The throw was a little high, and the need to keep his foot on first while attempting to catch it was probably uppermost in his mind, since a runner on third was  Read More 
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Heaven on Earth with the Nationals (Matthew 6:10)


First: Stephen Strasburg is not God, nor is he a god. That’s not what I’m saying. For more on this, see Bill Murray
But back to Strasburg. His first night of pitching for the Nationals was heaven. My (non-students-of-the-game) friends have asked me, with puzzled expressions, why I keep talking about it and just what all the excitement was about.
It was like a fine glass of wine. Or a great meal,  Read More 
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Our Father? (Matthew 6:9)

For a long time, I’ve said the Lord’s Prayer on the way to work. It’s a nice framework – in the car, I used to try to be to “give us this day” by mile marker 19, as that part always took me a while.
I have a whole new problem now that  Read More 
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