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Parables, Puzzlement, and Prudence

September 20, 2019 Carl E. Olson 2

Readings: • Am 8:4-7 • Ps 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8 • 1 Tm 2:1-8 • Lk 16:1-13 How difficult is the parable of the dishonest steward, heard in today’s Gospel reading? “Of all of Jesus’ parables,” […]

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The Parable of the Perfect Father

September 15, 2019 Carl E. Olson 1

Readings: • Ex 32:7-11, 13-14 • Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19 • 1 Tim 1:12-17 • Lk 15:1-32 The parable of the prodigal son is well known, arguably the most famous of Jesus’ parables. Yet, […]

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The Cross and True Discipleship

September 7, 2019 Carl E. Olson 4

Readings: Wis 9:13-18b Ps 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14-17 Phmn 9-10, 12-17 Lk 14:25-33 Writing about a prominent televangelist, I once half-jokingly observed that the “only” topics the preacher in question never discussed for fear of […]