Who is My Neighbor?

Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Leviticus 19:9-18; Colossians 1:1-14; Luke 10:25-37 There’s a Peanuts cartoon in which Lucy tells Linus he’ll never be a doctor because he doesn’t love mankind, to which Linus responds: “I love...

A World Ripe for Harvest

Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 66:10-14; Galatians 6:1-10,14-18; Luke 10:1-20 How would you describe the world we’re living in today? Looking at the news headlines, one might call it a barroom brawl of political fighting, a ticking time...

Walking the Hard Road

Readings for the Third Sunday after Pentecost 1 Kings 19:9b-21; Galatians 5:1,13-25; Luke 9:51-62 People are a lot like flowing water. We’re always on the move, with someplace we’re trying to get to, and seeking the quickest and easiest path to get us...

Jesus Christ – Fully God and Fully Human

Readings for Holy Trinity Sunday Proverbs 8:1-4,22-31; Acts 2:14a,22-36; John 8:48-59 It’s been said that trying to comprehend everything there is to know about God is like trying to capture the ocean in a bucket. Any time we open our mouths to speak about Him,...

Guide our Footsteps, Lord!

Readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter Acts 16:9-15; Revelation 21:9-14, 21-27; John 5:1-9 Bad luck? Happy accident? Strange coincidence? There are no such things in God’s Kingdom! The Lord of the harvest was opening (and closing) doors in order to guide Paul...