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Category: Lent 2019

Exodus 17:3-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-2, 5-8; John 4:5-42 (optional readings)

A well is essential for life in a hot, arid place like the Holy Land. Drawing water was “women’s work,” and it was done early in the morning, before the sun came up. Those early morning gatherings at the well provided women [read more]


Micah 7:14-15, 18-20; Psalm 103; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

In the Gospel story of the prodigal son, the only person who isn’t happy at the end is the older brother who can’t let go.

Jesus’ ministry is about rejoicing in God’s love: God’s way of doing things, God’s plan. The older son [read more]


Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13, 17-28; Psalm 105; Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46

Blood drained from the young soldier’s savage wound, and his last breath was a cry for his mother. Recruited months earlier, he went off to war, not looking back. Considered a bad kid, he drank, cheated at cards, abused himself and others. He was left [read more]


Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1; Luke 16:19-31

The rich man in today’s Gospel (Luke 16) did not help Lazarus. When Lazarus died, he went to heaven. But the rich man went to a place of torment which we understand as hell. The rich man then [read more]


Jeremiah 18:18-20, Psalm 31, Matthew 20:17-28

James and John just don’t get it. While Jesus was explaining his mission to the Twelve, they were more concerned about who would sit where. For them power meant putting someone down; for Jesus it means raising someone up. For them [read more]