A Sacred Souvenir

Proper 24 texts at http://www.textweek.com Jeremiah 31:27-34          Genesis 32:22-31          2 Tim. 3:14-4:5          Luke 18:1-8 You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans and have prevailed.        Gen. 32:27 There are many … Continue reading A Sacred Souvenir

Do the Easy Thing

Proper 23 texts at http://www.textweek.com Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7     2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15     2 Tim. 2:8-15     Luke 17:11-19 Father, if the prophet had commanded you to do something difficult, would you not have done it? How much more, when all he said to you was, 'Wash, and be clean'?         2 … Continue reading Do the Easy Thing

A World at Communion

Proper 22 (World Communion Sunday) texts at http://www.textweek.com Lamentations 1:1-6 or 3:19-26    Psalm 137    Psalm 37:1-92    Tim. 1:1-14    Luke 17:5-10 But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; … Continue reading A World at Communion

Who Would Win: St. Paul vs. St. Frank

Proper 18 texts at http://www.textweek.com Jeremiah 18:1-11           Deut. 30:15-20              Philemon 1:1-21            Luke 14:25-33 Please note: Today's devotional is an example of Why We Need Editors. Apparently when I first wrote this in 2016, I mistook the "Phil." of Philemon … Continue reading Who Would Win: St. Paul vs. St. Frank

What Cannot Be Shaken

Proper 16 texts at http://www.textweek.com Jeremiah 1:4-10         Psalm 71:1-6          Hebrews 12:18-29          Luke 13:10-17 This reflection was originally written in August 2016. Election seasons are… let’s say “interesting”… times to reflect on scriptures, especially the ones describing God’s judgment. Each side is sure beyond … Continue reading What Cannot Be Shaken

Time Would Fail Me

Proper 15 texts at http://www.textweek.com Isaiah 5:1-7          Jeremiah 23:23-29          Hebrews 11:29-12:2          Luke 12:49-56 Yet all these, though they were commended for their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better so that they would not, apart from us, … Continue reading Time Would Fail Me