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We spent Friday night in Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji.  And before bed we went for a little walk to see the stars.  There is nothing like looking at the stars up north away from the glare of city lights.  It almost seems that there are actually more stars up there.  Familiar constellations are filled in with multiple groups of stars we’d never seen down here.  We could even see the band of the Milky Way.  And after we went to bed we heard through our open window a kid outside screaming, “I just saw a shooting star!”  We missed that.  Whenever I look at the stars I am amazed by the awesome power of our creator who, as Paul says in our second reading for today, “formed the universe at his command.” (more…)

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“Everything is meaningless – utterly meaningless.”

“A man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then he must leave all he owns to someone who has not worked for it. This is meaningless!  What does a man get for all the toil and anxious striving with which he labors under the sun? All his days his work is pain and grief; even at night his mind does not rest. This too is meaningless.” (more…)

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