23rd SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Proper 28C)
How do we live today when we don’t know tomorrow? We draw strength from God, who invites our participation and endures long after the cities and buildings and stones have crumbled. We adopt a posture that asks not what God can do for us, but calls us to bring the Kingdom of God just a bit closer. We love our neighbor as ourselves and we strive for just societies and a stable planet – new heavens and a new earth. We pray without ceasing, and we trust in a mighty God from whom all blessings flow. This is the revolutionary Good News of Jesus Christ. Are we in? … More A New Heaven a New Earth…Are we in?
14th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Proper 19C)
Here’s the good news: Like the sheep and the coin, we may get ourselves lost or lodged very deep into the cracks or crevices of the floor, but God, like the shepherd and poor woman, will not stop searching until we are found and restored.
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9th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Proper 14C)
Today’s passage from the Letter to the Hebrews is a paean of praise to our ancestors in the faith, the “great cloud of witnesses” of which the biblical heroes and the Saints of the Church are a part. But so also, down through the centuries there have been men and women of faith who have added to their number. Have there not been in our own lives, in our own congregations, those whose examples of faith have been used by God to encourage us, to strengthen our own faith? Think of those people in our life who encouraged you in the faith. Remember them! … More Okay! Now what?
6th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Proper 11C)
Here’s the good news: there is need of only one thing, and if we choose it, no one will ever have the power to take it away. So let’s choose it. Let’s learn a hospitality grounded in love, not fear. Let’s begin where God’s Spirit invites us to begin — at the very feet of the One who came to serve. … More At the Feet of Jesus
5th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Proper 10C)
Jesus’ asks and answers a different, more fundamental question: “Who is being a neighbor?” In other words, Jesus wants to know which of the three acted like a neighbor to the man who was broken and bruised. Jesus’s storytelling turns the lawyer’s expectation on its head. Essentially, Jesus is completely disregarding the lawyer’s question. Jesus doesn’t want to make a list of neighbors! Instead, Jesus uses the parable to demonstrate a different paradigm: Instead of worrying about who is in and who is out on your list of neighbors, worry about how you are acting as a neighbor! … More Being Neighbor
4th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Proper 9C)
There is a shocking generosity in our God to hand over holy stuff to human actors. Elisha, the seventy, and all those we count as Holy Women, Holy Men were special because they donned the mantle of Elijah, put on the Spirit of Christ, and connects others to the living God. We are invited do the same – connect others to God’s abundant and life-giving power. … More The Saints of God are just folk like me…