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SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME A

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Come together

Relationships go awry when people stop talking. That’s as true in marriage as it is among Christians in general. Lutheran theologian George Lindbeck was a delegated observer at the Second Vatican Council. It prompted him to make a life’s work of the Lutheran-Catholic conversation. He viewed doctrines as “rules of grammar” rather than unscalable walls. He saw justice, peace, and the environment best served when Christians work together. The fundamental disease of our times, Lindbeck advised, is the weakening of natural allies. As Saint Paul might say: Let’s not be partisans, let’s be church!

Today’s readings:Isaiah 49:3, 5-6; 1 Corinthians 1:1-3; John 1:29-34 (64).

“To you . . . with all those everywhere who call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Prepare the Word

Rick Pilger

Father Pilger, I.C. was born in Canton, Illinois and was ordained at St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh, England in December 1978. He joined the Blessed Sacrament Parish in August 1995, coming here from Sacred Heart Parish in Bradenton Florida. After 22 years as Parochial Vicar, he was appointed Pastor by Bishop Gregory Parkes in June 20, 2017.

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