Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for October 28, 2018 Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 25  THE READINGS First Reading: Job 42:1-6, 10-17 Alternate: Jeremiah 31:7-9 1 Then Job answered the LORD: 2 “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. […]

St. Julian of Norwich

“All shall be well. And all shall be well. And all manner of thing shall be well.” – The Lady Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love This phrase, coupled with the image of the hazelnut that (to paraphrase Julian) “God made, God loves, and God keeps,” is such a simple and strong affirmation that’s […]

A Shepherd

I’m still pinching myself about the events of last night. My friends and I were taking our usual shifts through the night, making sure that the sheep were secure in the sheepfold. Suddenly there was a brilliance in the night sky that none of us had ever seen before, and there was an angel standing […]

Gabriel

Imagine the angel Gabriel observing from on high the holy family in the stable with the newborn Jesus. The blessed nativity! Just as he’d revealed to Mary nine months earlier, and for which the way was made with the prior prophesy and birth of John to Elizabeth and Zechariah. Though Gabriel “stands in the presence […]

The Reverend Canon Ken Malcolm

A World Turned Upside Down

On Tuesday April 11 of Holy Week 2006, my youngest son was born. This Tuesday, we again celebrated his birthday during Holy Week, remembering that beautiful day 11 years ago when our world turned upside down. After opening presents and playing with his new Amazon Echo, laughing as we asked it silly questions and laughing […]