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Twelve Months of Sundays – Year A
Ordinary Time
Proper 13

Genesis 32.22–31
Romans 9.1–5
Matthew 14.13–21

A well-known bishop wrote a book not long ago called Limping into the Sunrise. It was, of course, alluding to this story of Jacob; which was all very well, except that at the time Jacob was travelling westwards . . .

He was coming home after fourteen years of exile. Time enough to acquire two wives (and two not-quite-wives), eleven children, and more flocks and herds than his father-in-law cared to think. Enough time for his brother Esau to forgive and forget? Nobody knew. But the God of Bethel had kept his promise up until now, and Jacob’s last request was to return in peace. So everything is set up: processions, presents,
and a last night to wrestle with vocation, with past and future, with God...

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

Published by SPCK

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