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Proper 6

1 Samuel 15.34-16.13
2 Corinthians 5.6-10[11-13] 14-17
Mark 4.26-34

Once again the lectionary cuts Paul off just when he’s getting interesting. Next week’s passage starts at 6.1; what happened to 5.18–21, one of Paul’s greatest summaries of his life and thought? However, the foothills that lead to this stunning mountain-top are themselves full of beauty and interest. Walking by faith, not by sight; appearing before the judgement-seat of Christ; the love of Christ constrains us; if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation! As the old lady said of Hamlet, this passage is ‘full of quotations’...

Taken from Twelve Months of Sundays Year B by N T Wright

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