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The Least of These (Pentecost 4, Year B)

Your life, though a mere sprig, will be, in God’s time, a noble cedar.

Forms of Love (Pentecost 3, Year B)

We are called to love our neighbor as ourselves. In practice, we will get this wrong if we love ourselves inadequately, or excessively, or inordinately..

Light and Beauty (Pentecost 2, Year B)

St. John writes, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.”

Know the Trinity (Trinity Sunday, Year B)

The Lord Jesus Christ, who is so near us, remains of one substance with the Father and the Holy Spirit, which is to say that the Triune God is near, an indwelling presence in our lives.

New Life (Day of Pentecost, Year B)

We must all at some time feel this: “Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are cut off completely” (Ezek. 37:11).

Trust and Risk (Easter 7, Year B)

The final choice for a new disciple is left instead to what looks like chance, though the disciples trust that the hand of God is at work.

Giving Thanks (Easter 6, Year B)

Writing private devotions never meant to see the light of day, the great 17th-century divine, Lancelot Andrewes, compiled a list of his reasons for gratitude. Let his list inspire ours.

Sunday’s Readings: Vine and Branches

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Sunday’s Readings: Truth and Action

Jesus is “the good shepherd of [his] people.” We hear him as he calls us each by name and leads us “along right pathways” suitable to our vocation and station in life.

Sunday’s Readings: Real Encounter

Jesus wants us to know him, feel him, and touch him as a real presence in our lives. Jesus calls us to a visceral encounter with his living body.

Sunday’s Readings: Risen Body

All the witnesses testify to a visceral reality, a real flesh-and-blood person who conquered and defeated death.

Sunday’s Readings: Resurrection

The resurrected Christ greets them and adds: “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me” (Mark 16:9-10).

Sunday’s Readings: Suffering Love

The Passion of Jesus is a revelation of sin: a crime against humanity and a total rejection of God.

Sunday’s Readings: Etched On the Heart

The Lord speaks through the prophet Jeremiah, promising a new covenant, one that is written on the heart.

Sunday’s Readings: Look to the Lord

“The Lord said to Moses, ‘Make a poisonous serpent, and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten shall look at it and live’” (Num. 21:8). This is a story about sin, death, and redemption.

Sunday’s Readings: First Fruits and Waiting

Nature “revives the soul,” “gives wisdom to the innocent,” “rejoices the heart,” “gives light to the eyes,” “is of more value than gold, more than much fine gold” (Ps. 19:7-10).

Sunday’s Readings: Shed the Old Adam

God speaks to Abraham: “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless.”

Sunday’s Readings: The Trial

“And the Spirit immediately drove him into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him” (Mark 1:9-13).

Sunday’s Readings: Becoming Light

Before we walk the way of the cross through the long season of Lent, we are strengthened by a vision of glory and power that assures of our final victory and union with God in Christ.

Sunday’s Readings: Power and Mercy

Jesus healed Simon’s mother-in-law in a manner anticipating the resurrection.

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