Once again, due to circumstances beyond my control, I have been unable to produce a reflection on this week’s lessons. I offer instead an artice published six years ago today in hopes that you will find it still relevent and helpful in your own meditations.
TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
PRAYER OF THE DAY:Ever-loving God, your Son gives himself as living bread for the life of the world. Fill us with such a knowledge of his presence that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life to serve you continually, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
I have never been a fan of “home schooling.” That is partly because I believe one important objective of education is training children to live in and take responsibility for the larger society. Public schools are and should be places where children are confronted with people expressing ideas, holding opinions and practicing beliefs that are different from their own precisely because ours is a nation founded on the belief that such differing folk can nevertheless work together for the common good. I must also confess that my skepticism…
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