23 Nov 2014: Reign of Christ

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Strange Redemption: The Reign of Christ

by The Rev. Jessica Schaap
The gospel today in Matthew 25:31-46: the sheep and the goats.
This is a scene describing the last judgment. In our tradition, the last judgement is part of what happens during Christ’s final return to fulfill all of God’ promises and usher in a new creation with perfect peace and justice. The reason why we are reading this passage for the Reign of Christ, also known...

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    Posted by Maria HIzon

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