God's Love

More Than Grown-Up

Year C Jeremiah 1:4-10 Psalm 71:1-6 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Luke 4:21-30 May the words of my mouth O God…  speak your truth… My mother-in-law…  lives with my sister-in-law…  and even though my sister-in-law is a grown woman…  with two college age children…  even though she retired from a career as an Air Traffic Controller…  even though she almost...

The Baptism of Love

Year C Isaiah 43:1-7 Psalm 29 Acts 8:14-17 Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 May the words of my mouth O God…  speak your truth… If you blinked…  you might have missed it…  if you thought about what to have for lunch…  it may not have registered…  in today’s reading from Isaiah…  verse four…  is the only place in the Bible… ...

Love Wins

Year C Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm 84:1-8 Ephesians 1:3-615-19a Matthew 2:13-1519-23 May the words of my mouth O God…  speak your truth… Bp. Frank Louge…  of the Diocese of Georgia wrote…  that on this Second Sunday after Christmas…  Matthew recounts the narrow escape of the Holy Family…  when King Herod ordered the execution of all babies two years old...

Under the Surface

Year C Isaiah 52:7-10 Psalm 98 Hebrews 1:1-4 John 1:1-14 May the words of my mouth O God…  speak your truth… I didn’t want it to be John’s Gospel tonight…  not on Christmas Eve…  I wanted the familiar stories about Mary and Joseph… and inns…  and mangers…  and oxen and sheep…  and a baby…  and shepherds in the...