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Marilyn Paarlberg

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In the Meantime

Have you understood all this? They answered, "Yes." Matthew 13:51 Note: This is the final segment in a July Sunday series of reflections on one or more of the day’s Revised Common Lectionary texts, highlighting poems by Kilian McDonnell, O.S.B.…
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Afterward I Knew

O LORD, you have searched me and known me. Psalm 139:1 Note: This is the third in a four-Sunday series of reflections on one or more of the day’s Revised Common Lectionary texts, highlighting poems by Kilian McDonnell, O.S.B. An…
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Of Dirt and Doubt

Listen! A sower went out to sow. (Matthew 13: 3) (Note: This is the second in a four-Sunday series of reflections on one or more of the day’s Revised Common Lectionary texts, highlighting poems by Kilian McDonnell, O.S.B. An introduction…
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Comparing the Generations

But to what will I compare this generation? (Matthew 11:16) I mistrust the lazy piety of unexamined biblical narratives and “Hallmark” religious poetry. A loaded sentence, I know. I’ll just say I come by those sensibilities honestly, by nature and…