Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
‹Benjamin Franklin›
Atlantis: the domain of the Stingray
1Jul
2008
Tue
14:54
author: Stingray
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Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles

Matthew 16:13-19

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

If we were to review all the accounts of St. Peter from Scripture, we could make this generalization: sometimes he is so rock solid, but sometimes he is soft and wavering.

Sometimes, Peter is solid as a rock. And well he should be given that his name "Peter" means "rock." First of all, we have the account from our Gospel lesson this morning. Jesus asks the disciples who people say He is. The words on the street are that he's John the Baptist or Elijah or Jeremiah or some other prophet returned. Not one of them is correct, but that's what people believe. So, he turns to the disciples and asks them, "But who do you say that I am?" "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God," Peter confessed. He is correct, and here's why: flesh and blood has not revealed this to him, but the Father who is in heaven.

3Jun
2008
Tue
13:04
author: Stingray
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Third Sunday after Pentecost

Matthew 7:15-29

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Ask any builder or construction worker or architect or engineer...anyone who is involved in erecting a building, no matter the ground it is built on, and they will all tell you the same thing. In order for a building to stand straight and strong, it needs a solid and sound foundation. With a proper foundation in place, winds and waves may come and beat against it, floods and earthquakes make shake it to the core, but it will remain standing. As long as the foundation remains solid—no breaks or cracks and in one piece—the building will stand and withstand what it is designed to withstand. As long as the foundation remains sound—well built using the finest and correct building material—the building will stand and withstand what it is designed to withstand.

17Feb
2008
Sun
23:41
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Second Sunday in Lent

John 3:1-17; Numbers 21:4-9

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

It was a long, hard trek through the wilderness. Of course, when you've fled from slavery and have little to nothing, it seems to make things much longer and harder. But, there were promises: land as far as the eye can see, milk and honey, fertile soils, and the presence of God...and, along the way, food and drink, and the presence of God.