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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...

Lectionary Reflection – The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday

By Carol James

Friday, May 25

Isaiah 6:1-8, Romans 8:12-17, John 3:1-17 Our readings today feature folks who aren’t quite sure why they’re there.  The narrator of Isaiah and Jesus’s night visitor Nicodemus are reluctant to come forward and declare themselves,...

Lectionary Reflection – The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday

By Carol James

Monday, May 21

Acts 2:1-21; Romans 8:22-27; John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15; Psalm 104:25-35, 37 Paraclete, the Greek word that our Gospel reading today translates as advocate, has a long theological history and many other synonyms: comforter, counselor, helper.  Its...

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