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Swirling Around the Center

Year A 1 Kings 19:9-18 Psalm 85:8-13 Romans 10:5-15 Matthew 14:22-33 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… At the beginning of this chapter of 1Kings… Jezebel sends a messenger to Elijah… telling him that she intends to kill him that very day… Elijah has just killed the 450 prophets...

Wrestling with Myself

Year A Genesis 32:22-31 Psalm 17:1-7,16 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… For the last several weeks… we’ve heard about how God’s Word… sown in good soil… can bear much fruit… up to one-hundred fold… we’ve heard about bad weeds sown among good wheat… and...

To Hear Justice

Year A 1 Kings 3:5-12 Psalm 119:129-136 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33,44-52 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… so that anyone with ears… may hear… Our readings today may seem a bit disconnected… you may wonder what Solomon asking God for Wisdom… has to do with mustard seeds… and yeast…...

Wheat and Weeds

Year A Isaiah 44:6-8 Psalm 86:11-17 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30,36-43 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… so that anyone with ears… may listen… Today’s parable is most often referred to as The Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds… and we’re told that The Kingdom of Heaven may be...

Tenacious Seeds

Year A Isaiah 55:10-13 Psalm 65:9-14 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9,18-23 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… Today’s reading from Isaiah… is a powerful promise from God… it speaks of water… and seed… and bread… and the rabbis understood water… as a metaphor for Torah… for God’s Word… as the...