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Are We Willing to be Clay?

Year A Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 46 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-36 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… The prophet Jeremiah was nearly twenty years old when he began to prophesy… and he continued to do so for the rest of his adult life… of forty years or more… the book...

Idols, Icons, and Images

Year A Isaiah 45:1-7 Psalm 96:1-9  1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Matthew 22:15-22 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… These days… if you search Google for the word idol… you find people or things that are greatly admired… loved… or revered… things like the American Idol TV show… or movie idols…...

What We Wear

Year A Isaiah 25:1-9 Psalm 23 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… We all want to be accepted for who… and what… and how we are… we all want to be invited and included… and we can sometimes feel rejected when we’re not… we all...

Cultivated and Wild Grapes

Year A Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:7-14 Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21:33-46 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… It’s true… you can find something in scripture… to justify just about anything… in almost any situation… wives be obedient to your husbands… has been used to justify domestic abuse… you shall not...

Tzedakah

Year A Isaiah 45:21-25 Philippians 2:5-11 Psalm 98 John 12:31-36a May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… Hurricane Sally hit the gulf coast this week… and there’s a climate crisis that’s in various stages of acknowledgement or denial… wildfires are burning out of control up and down the west coast…...