Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

3 Pentecost, June 9First reading and psalm: 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24) • Ps. 146Alternate: 1 Kings 17:17-24 • Ps. 30 • Gal. 1:11-24 • Luke 7:11-17Death is sometimes the natural end of a long and good life, the poi... Read more...

Beyond Number

Trinity SundayProv. 8:1-4,22-31 • Ps. 8 or Canticle 2 or 13 • Rom. 5:1-5 • John 16:12-15In the full mystery of Christ, we are ever with him, even in him, for it is our humanity which he assumed. Thus, his risin... Read more...

Fire and Form

Day of PentecostFirst reading and psalm: Acts 2:1-21 or Gen. 11:1-9 • Ps. 104:25-35, 37Alternate: Rom. 8:14-17 or Acts 2:1-21 • John 14:8-17 (25-27)We are in Year C of the lectionary cycle, but there is no harm... Read more...

Risen and One

7 EasterActs 16:16-34 • Ps. 97 • Rev. 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 • John 17:20-26Signs attend the death of Jesus, showing his demise to be the death of death itself. Three-hour darkness falls over the land, his writ... Read more...

Church and City

6 EasterActs 16:9-15 • Ps. 67 • Rev. 21:10,22–22:5 • John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9Paul has a vision, which, though crafted in mind and imagination, is nonetheless a divine gift, clear instruction to set out for M... Read more...

Dying and Rising

4 EasterActs 9:36-43 • Ps. 23 • Rev. 7:9-17 • John 10:22-30“You do not believe because you do not belong to my sheep” (John 10:26). One must belong to believe. How is it that we belong? The voice of Christ crie... Read more...

Rescue and Light

3 EasterActs 9:1-6 (7-20) • Ps. 30 • Rev. 5:11-14 • John 21:1-19Saul is breathing threats against the church. He is not alone. “A portent appeared in the heaven: the dragon stood before the woman who was about ... Read more...

Right Lens, Living Faith

2 EasterActs 5:27-32 • Ps. 118:14-29 or 150 • Rev. 1:4-8 • John 20:19-31Although we prefer a second naïveté (Paul Ricoeur), which admits a childlike wonder over every detail of Scripture, if asked, we will sho... Read more...