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Reconciliation Lectionary: Ezekiel 18:20-32: Not Fair

In the previous post on this passage, we looked at verses 20 through 24. Ezekiel laid the groundwork for the more well-known portion of this passage, emphasizing what a believer does in her or his final reckoning of life. That … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Ezekiel 18:20-32: Personal Responsibility

As children, how often have we cried, “That’s not fair!” when we perceived a sibling or peer was getting better treatment that we were? Liturgy geeks may see something familiar from last Fall; verses 25-28 are used in Fall Ordinary … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Deuteronomy 5:1-3, 6-7, 11-12, 16-21a, 6:4-6

One option for proclamation and preaching the Rite of Penance is the Ten Commandments. Defended by many, and known in detail, perhaps, by far fewer. This is the version in the last book of the Pentateuch, and it begins (seems to … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Psalm 73

Saint Augustine did not number the 73rd among his seven penitential psalms.* But if he had, it wouldn’t have been a poor choice. If you were using this psalm in a reconciliation liturgy, he given antiphon for this psalm is … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Isaiah 53:4-6

The longer version of this reading, verses 1 through 12, is given at number 117 in the Rite of Penance, a long middle section of the ritual book with many, many options for readings. You might recognize the passage as … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Deuteronomy 9:7-19

The ninth chapter of Deuteronomy presents us with a turning-point moment in the history of Israel, and in the whole history of Judeo-Christian faith. Would God have replaced Abraham as the father of a nation, and put Moses in his … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: 2 Samuel 12:1-9, 13

The prophet Nathan is a valuable advisor to his king. He offers a devastating parable to David, and we all know the story, right? The LORD sent Nathan to David, and when he came to him, he said: “Tell me how … Continue reading

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