Revised Common Lectionary: Fishing for People

Simon Peter… fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!” … Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” (Luke 5:8-10) There are several call stories for Revised Common Lectionary preachers this week. The challenge for the… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Do Unto Others

Narrative Lectionary this week is the last in Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount. With so much packed into these last three weeks I have chosen to concentrate on one verse. Some say it sums up the Sermon on the Mount, others the whole of Christianity, and some more than that, what it means to be… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Divine Winds of Peace- In this season of frigid gusts and sunless skies, our well-being is wafted away. We hold on to what we can for our own spiritual and emotional preservation. But some are barely surviving physically. From the lack of housing to the absence of heat and power, they wonder if survival is… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: Over A Cliff Edition

I am searching the texts for the fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time/ Epiphany for a thread– a single idea or force that binds them together. I can pair them in various ways… The call of the young prophet Jeremiah seems a natural companion for the Gospel lesson detailing early days in Jesus’ ministry, including his… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God who abides with us on this side of the clouds… There’s nothing as ordinary as a gray Tuesday in January. But I will take the plain. I will take the bland. Too many days are filled with pain- News of hatred Speeches and videos and walls which divide us from one another Health declining… Read More