Thoughts on the lectionary passages for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany (January 19, 2014)

By Rev. Jim Ogden

This week’s lectionary readings are rich in their ability to trigger images or associations for me.  There are so many lines we could go down.  One set of images had me thinking about navel gazing and star gazing and other related gazing.  In fact, I tried to find a creative way to include the word “gazing” into the title of this blog entry.  Didn’t succeed!

The word “gazing” appears in our English translations of scripture, sometimes interchangeably with the word “looking.”  Some of the references seem to imply that we are looking in the wrong place.

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