Each Monday we publish Sunday's Coming, an email-only post on the upcoming readings, written by our current Living by the Word columnist.
Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 17:1-7, 15; (Isaiah 55:1-5; Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21;) Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21
Genesis 32:22–31; Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14–4:5; Luke 18:1–8
Maybe the parable of the persistent widow isn't about God. Maybe it's about us.
Isaiah 55:1–9; Luke 13:1–9
We don’t talk about idolatry much anymore, despite the caution against it in everything from the Ten Commandments to the New Testament epistles. This is ironic, because idolatry flourishes in our culture.
Mark 6:30–34, 53–56
Mark writes, “many were coming and going, and they had no leisure, even to eat.” I read this observation with uneasy laughter, thinking of many lunches spent at my computer with a sandwich.
The miles of steep climbs were passing by like speed bumps. The surplus of downhills ahead of me foreshadowed a strong finish.
Then, just over halfway through the marathon, I felt a twinge in my right achilles.
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.
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