Eyes on the Greater Prize

Readings for the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany Jeremiah 17:5-8; 1 Corinthians 15:12-20; Luke 6:17-26 “Keep your eyes on the greater prize.” So we might summarize Jesus’ message to those embarking on a life of discipleship. To be sure, poverty,...

Drafted into God’s Service

Readings for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany Isaiah 6:1-8; 1 Corinthians 14:12b-20; Luke 5:1-11 Drafted! Today’s military men and women sign up voluntarily to serve their country. But many of our veterans had a different experience. Due to an urgent national...

Consecrated Lives

Readings for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany Jeremiah 1:4-10; 1 Corinthians 12:31b-13:13; Luke 4:31-44 “But nobody will listen to me!!” It is just the first of many laments the worry-prone prophet Jeremiah will raise to heaven. He is too young, he...

Hungry for God’s Word

Readings for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany Nehemiah 8:1-3,5-6,8-10; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a; Luke 4:16-30 There’s an old saying that “Familiarity breeds contempt.” It means that sometimes our close association with a person -through no fault of...