St. Philip Neri

“Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.” The prayer takes on new meaning for me in my sixth decade of Lenten seasons. Just a few weeks back, a close, humble, fun-filled friend, only a year younger than myself, went to sleep and never woke up. He and his wife loved games and probably more than games, […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for February 18, 2018 First Sunday in Lent THE READINGS First Reading: Genesis 9:8-17 8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, 9 “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, 10 and […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for February 11, 2018 Last Sunday after Epiphany THE READINGS First Reading: 2 Kings 2:1-12 1 Now when the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. 2 Elijah said to […]