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Lectionary Reflection: The Twenty First Sunday After Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, October 27

Leviticus 19:1-3, 15-18; Psalm 1, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, Matthew 22:34-46 In our readings today, God’s call to us seems so simple: love each other and love God. It’s core to who we are that we...

Lectionary Reflection: The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, September 22

Jonah 3:10-4:11; Psalm 145:1-8; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16 “It’s not fair!” That heart-cry has sprung from the lips of so many children — do you remember saying it yourself? As we grow older, perhaps we...

Lectionary Reflection: The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, September 15

Genesis 50:15-21, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 Many years ago, I worked for a woman who had once been a senior nurse in a teaching hospital. She brought us a wonderful rule from her experience there:...

Lectionary Reflection: The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, August 18

Isaiah 56:1, 6-8; Psalm 67; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15:21-28 There’s a familiar phrase in today’s reading from Isaiah: “a house of prayer for all people.” For many of us, this is a closely held...

Lectionary Reflection: The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, August 11

1 Kings 19:9-18; Psalm 85:8-13; Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14:22-33 What does it take to hear the sheer silence of God? As I write this, there’s a dull throb of construction machinery outside my window. Colleagues...

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