Category: Lectionary Reflections

May 2014

May 4, Luke 24:13-35 The only person in Jerusalem       Jesus leads with a question: “What are you discussing so intently as you walk along?” It’s true these...

April 2014

April 6, Ezekiel 37:1-14 Many very dry bones It is a vivid scene: the Lord has lead the prophet to a low place. A place of endings, and emptiness, scattered with bones....

March 2014

2 March, Exodus 24:12‑18/Matthew 17:1‑9 From long before Moses right up unto the time of Jesus, everyone knew the divine was encountered up the mountain. But Moses...

February 2014

February 2, Matthew 5:1-12 The Sermon on the Mount  Jesus goes to the mountaintop to teach about true happiness. The author of today’s Gospel shows Jesus to be the...

January 2014 – Epiphany

January 5, Matthew 2:1‑12 God’s universal gift of salvation The wise men found their way to Jesus by following a star that gave great light. On today’s Feast of...

December 2013

Advent 1 — December 1, Romans 13:11–14 We would be naïve to forget that much of what Jesus had to say cuts against the grain of our consumer culture and the...

November 2013

November 3, Luke 19:1-10 There is playfulness in this story — the spectacle of a grown man, supposedly dignified, up a tree. The incongruity of this picture passes...