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Celtic Odyssey Glimpses into the Light behind all light
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Advent Lectionary Reflection—10 December 2017

Mark 1:1-8 (MSG; adapted):a1-3The good news of Jesus the Christ—the Message!—begins here, following to the letter the scroll of the prophet Isaiah.
Celtic Odyssey · 2M ago

Advent Lectionary Reflection—03 December 2017

Mark 13.24-37 (MSG; adapted):a24-25“Following those hard times,The sun will fade out,
Celtic Odyssey · 2M ago

Lectionary Reflection—26 November 2017

Matthew 25:31-46 (MSG; adapted):a31-33“When he finally arrives, blazing in beauty and all his angels with him, the Son of Man will take his place on his glorious throne. Then all the nations...
Celtic Odyssey · 2M ago


This afternoon our family went to a memorial service for the brother of a very dear friend. This was more of a wake than a traditional service. There was laughing and crying. Music and danci...
Celtic Odyssey · 3M ago

Lectionary Reflection—19 November 2017

Matthew 25:14-30 (MSG; adapted):a14-18“It’s also like a man going off on an extended trip. He called his servants together and delegated responsibilities. To one he gave five thousand dollar...
Celtic Odyssey · 3M ago

Lectionary Reflection—12 November 2017

Matthew 25:1-13 (MSG):a1-5“God’s kingdom is like ten young virgins who took oil lamps and went out to greet the bridegroom. Five were silly and five were smart. The silly virgins took lamps,...
Celtic Odyssey · 3M ago

Lectionary Reflection—05 November 2017

Matthew 23.1-12 (MSG; adapted):a1-3Now Jesus turned to address his disciples, along with the crowd that had gathered with them. “The religion scholars and Pharisees are competent teachers in...
Celtic Odyssey · 3M ago

Samhain Celebration (Updated)

A dear friend sent me this question:Jack, I’ve been wanting to ask you something…Why would you celebrate or even call attention to Halloween or Samhain when it is a dark, pagan holiday and h...
Celtic Odyssey · 3M ago

Lectionary Reflection—29 October 2017

Matthew 22:34-46 (MSG; adapted):a34-36When the Pharisees heard how he had bested the Sadducees, they gathered their forces for an assault. One of their religion scholars spoke for them, posi...
Celtic Odyssey · 4M ago

Lectionary Reflection—22 October 2017

Matthew 22.15-22 (MSG; adapted):a15-17That’s when the Pharisees plotted a way to trap him into saying something damaging. They sent their disciples, with a few of Herod’s followers mixed in,...