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Epiphany6C + Content in Love + 2.17.19

The Rev’s Alene and Melissa Campbell-Langdell Faith Lutheran / All Santos Oxnard (Jeremiah 17:5-10; Ps. 1; 1 Corinthians 15:12-20; Luke 6:17-26)  
In the musical Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda highlights a theme throughout his description of the life of Alexander Hamilton. The theme was that Hamilton would never be satisfied or happy in his life. His sister-in-law even sings about this topic on his wedding day. Although they are perfect one to the other, they cannot marry, but he instead marries her sister Eliza. Angelica sings "He will never be satisfied, I will never be satisfied."[1]His wife Eliza also sings with yearning that she will be satisfied if he could be happy with his life and if he could return home. Which brings me to the gospel for today, and the concept of being satisfied. The words of Jesus here are a little surprising. "Blessed are you who weep now" (Luke 6:21). How can I be satisfied if we are sad? Is being satisfied not to be happy? But the Greek…

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