Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for January 1, 2017 Holy Name of Jesus Note: This is one of three possible sets of readings for this day. THE READINGS First Reading Numbers 6:22-27 22 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 23 Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the Israelites: […]

Contemplating the Light

It’s a dark time of year, during what has been a dark season for me, and I have been contemplating the light a lot while I wait for the sun to come up–metaphorically and for real. I had a series of phone calls last week that shed light for me on the darkness that I […]

Longing for Christ

I walked into the church. Lights were dim, classical music played softly over the speakers and the smell of incense told me that I was in a sacred space. People poured in through the doors, grabbing leaflets that contained readings along with the small songbook. At the center of the church, monks dressed in white albs took […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for December 25, 2016 Christmas Day I   THE READINGS   First Reading Isaiah 9:2-7 2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined. 3 You have multiplied the nation, you […]

The Reverend Canon Ken Malcolm

God Loves the World!

God Loves the World! God Loves Us! God Loves You! I Love You! God Loves Me! I Love Me! Thanks Be to God! Amen.* Sometimes in the waiting, listening, and quiet contemplation of Advent I forget how extraordinary (that’s not even a big enough word!) it is that the creative and life giving force of […]