8/25 Readings: Released on the Sabbath

Notwithstanding the legitimate need for a livelihood, the setting aside of “self-interest” for a time helps to strengthen families and communities, allowing a space for mutual engagement in common life and shared interests.

7/21 Readings: Behold and Listen

The energy spent flitting from one thing to another robs people of their time and attention and makes them incapable of discerning what does and does not matter.

6/30 Readings: The Mantle

3 Pentecost 2 Kgs. 2:1-2, 6-14 or 1 Kgs. 19:15-16, 19-21 Ps. 77:1-2, 11-20 or Ps. 16 Gal. 5:1, 13-25 Luke 9:51-62 The Lord was about to take up Elijah as he walked with Elisha, and it happened in this wa... Read more...

6/23 Readings: Anguish and Hope

If lamentation is never acknowledged from the pulpit, the people who make their home in the pews may feel that the church is deaf to their deepest cries and their worst sorrows.