Category Archives: Ordinary Time

Season after Pentecost: Proper 7, Year A

The cost of discipleship Genesis 21:8-21 Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39 The disciples were sent out by Jesus to do nothing but make present God’s liberating power among the people. They heal the sick, preach release to the … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday: Year A

The God who creates, redeems, and sanctifies is revealed to us in three persons. Genesis 1:1-24a Psalm 8 or Canticle 2 or Canticle 13 2 Corinthians 12:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 The relationship of love among the three persons of the Trinity … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost, Year C: Proper 26

God’s covenant demands justice Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 Psalm 119:137-144 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 Luke 19:1-10 God’s covenant in both the Hebrew scriptures and Christian testament demands justice. Without justice, praise and sacrifice are empty acts that do not make God’s … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 25

One’s prayer and faith in proclaiming the Gospel is remembered by God. Joel 2:23-32 Psalm 65 2 Timothy 4:6-8; 16-18 Luke 18:9-14 Parables have a way of pointing to a deeper truth with very few words. Today’s parable speaks to … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 24

We are to preach, teach, and live the faith. Jeremiah 31:27-34 Psalm 119:97-104 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 Luke 18:1-8 In today’s New Testament reading, Paul tells Timothy to remember from whom he learned the truths of faith, to proclaim the message, … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 23

God is faithful. Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 Psalm 66:1-11 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19 Jesus encounters all kinds of people on his journeys. Those who are outsiders, outcasts, and at the lowest end of the social structure receive special attention from … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 22

Live in faith. Follow the teachings of God. Lamentations 1:1-6 Psalm 137 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10   Luke brings us two short sayings from Jesus: one about faith and the other about power. In both he confronts assumptions his … Continue reading

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