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Inter Gravissimas Joel 2:23-32

Inter Gravissimas

"Lost time" can be instructive and redemptive.

At a Glance

Daylight Saving Time ends next week. This reminds us of when Pope Gregory decided to install a daylight saving plan of his own, so to speak, by lopping 15 days off the calendar. This leads us to the OT text where the question is raised as to whether one can ever recover lost time, or, as the text puts it, "the years that the locusts have eaten."

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "My Bad," October 28, 2007, at

We are now in our last week of Daylight Saving Time which comes to an end next Sunday. So if you don't set your clock back next Saturday night, you'll be an hour early and wonder where the congregation is.

But now go back a couple of weeks and imagine going to bed on Friday, October 4, and waking up the next morning to discover that it is now October 15!

Something like this actually happened 431 years ago. Your ancestors in England, France, Italy, Germany or any place which followed the Julian...

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