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Lectionary Reflection: The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, July 20

2 Samuel 7:1-14a, Psalm 89:20-37; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 5:30-34, 53-56 As a dyed-in-the-wool introvert, I’m so pleased when the Gospels tell us that Jesus tried to get away from people sometimes. “Sit down and rest,”...

Lectionary Reflection: The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, July 13

2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19; Psalm 24; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29 Our readings today offer us very different notions of what a ruler is supposed to look like and do. We see David showing his unrestrained...

Lectionary Reflection: The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, July 6

2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10; Psalm 48; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10, Mark 6:1-13 “Whenever I am weak,” says Paul to the faithful at Corinth, “Then I am strong.”  That’s an encouraging thing to hear these days, when...

Lectionary Reflection: The Third Sunday after Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, June 8

1 Samuel 8:4-11, 16-20; Psalm 138; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35 Our readings today focus on people in conflict, yearning to be ordered and “normal.” Even when told of all the harm an absolute authority...

Lectionary Reflection: The Second Sunday after Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, June 1

1 Samuel 3:1-10; Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; 2 Corinthians 4:5-12; Mark 2:23-3:6 It’s hard, walking around through the world, not to develop some expectations about how things work. An understanding of cause and effect will make many...

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