Christ the King, Lectionary 34 November 27, 2011 Matthew 25: 31-46 “You will see the face of God while you are here.” The site director had her little speech every Sunday night after dinner to the 100 or so people who had come to rebuild after Katrina destroyed homes on the point in Biloxi. Every […]
17th Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary 28 October 9, 2011 Matthew 22:1-14, Isaiah 25:1-9 My mother wasn’t a good cook. She didn’t really like to cook, but she loved to have dinners. An only child who grew up in a huge nest of relations, she liked nothing better than to putting the extra leaves in the […]
In Matthew’s Gospel the resurrection story is dramatic with earthquakes and eye-popping angels. Women hear the announcement that Jesus is alive and will meet his followers in Galilee, they are to report the news. God’s story has always been about turning the world upside down to save God’s people, and Jesus has always claimed the connection between the ancient stories of God’s power to save and his own work in the world. Jesus’ resurrection is God’s YES to all our hopes and longings about our own life in the world and our home with God forever.
Palm Sunday April 17, 2011 Matthew 25: 1-13 Customarily, this Sunday starts with the story of the joyful celebration of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem the week before he was arrested, interrogated and brutally killed. We usually read the “Triumphal Entry” story, and then the story of his Passion – which is the old language for […]
Transfiguration Sunday March 6, 2011 Matthew 17:1-9 We hear this astonishing story every year on the last Sunday before Lent begins. It’s a great story, but it strains our scientific, logical understanding of the world, and pitches us back into a time when people believed in miraculous occurrences. Or at least that is how they […]