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Pastor's Corner: Fear no one

In last Sunday's readings (Exodus 19:2-6a, Romans 5:6-11 and Matt. 9:36-10:8), it becomes very clear that we have been chosen and elected by God. In the reading from Exodus the people are told by God that they are a "kingdom of priests, a holy nation." I wonder if we believe that now. Do we consider ourselves priests? Do we believe we are a holy nation?

Our professed faith at our baptism acknowledges that we are to be priestly people. This means we are a people who help to mediate the relationship between God and humanity. This would be a difficult task indeed if God was a God who is far remov...


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