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Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for January 21, 2018 Third Sunday after Epiphany First Reading: Jonah 3:1-5, 10 1 The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time, saying, 2 “Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for January 14, 2018 Second Sunday after Epiphany THE READINGS First Reading: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 [11-20] 1 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD under Eli. The word of the LORD was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. 2 At […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for January 7, 2018 First Sunday after Epiphany; The Baptism of the Lord THE READINGS First Reading: Genesis 1:1-5 1 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2 the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for December 31, 2017 First Sunday after Christmas THE READINGS Note: This week’s readings are taken from the Lectionary for the Episcopal Church. First Reading: Isaiah 61:10-62:3 1:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my whole being shall exult in my God; for […]

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 […]