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Lectionary Reflection: The Reign of Christ

By Carol James

Sunday, November 25

2 Samuel 23:1-7; Revelation 1:46-48; John 18:33-37 I’d like to think I’m not the only person who’s a little puzzled by what we’re observing this Sunday. The Reign of Christ comes with so many images...

Lectionary Reflection: All Saints’ Sunday

By Carol James

Sunday, November 4

Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 24; Revelation 21:1-6a; John 11:32-44 Today’s readings seem focused on the promises that God makes to us at the end of our lives — and yet here we are blessed with the...

Lectionary Reflection: The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, September 14

Proverbs 1:20-33; James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38 Have you heard that old saying, “God loves us as we are, but too much to leave us that way”?  That’s what I like to think of when we...

Lectionary Reflection: The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, August 31

Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 “Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above.” James reminds us that God first, foremost and eternally offers...

Lectionary Reflection: The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

By Carol James

Friday, August 17

1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14; Psalm 111; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58 In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus is more than a little insistent on how he nourishes the people of God; it’s hardly surprising that some of...

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