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First reading Amos 8:4-7 © Listen to this, you who trample on the needy and try to suppress the poor people of the country, you who say, ‘When will New Moon be over so that we can sell our corn, and sabbath, so that we can market our wheat? Then by lowering the bushel, raising […]
A wealthy man lost his wife when his only child was very young. A housekeeper came to work in the house to take care of the boy. The boy died tragically at twenty years of age. The old man was without kith or kin, and he died of a broken heart some years later. He […]
There is a story told, apocryphal of course, about a black man in one of the Southern States of America. it was pre-integration days, and he was standing outside a church which was attended by whites only. As it happened it was quite close to where he lived, and he was seriously considering attempting to […]
One of the Pharisees invited Jesus to a meal. When he arrived at the Pharisee’s house and took his place at table, a woman came in, who had a bad name in the town. She had heard he was dining with the Pharisee and had brought with her an alabaster jar of ointment. She waited […]