Humming Till the Music Returns: Second Lesson Sermons for Advent/Christmas/Epiphany, Cycle B

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One day God will stand again as solo conductor on the podium of the universe, and lead in the crashing finale of the symphony of Life. But until then, we who are left in this world with the buzzing and blaring of many competing and changing top 40 hits need to keep humming the tune that Jesus taught.
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Dec 31, 1999
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