Reflections

Joy J. Moore 01-05-2014

Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A

Jim Wallis 11-04-2013

To feel the pain of the world is to participate in the very heart of God.

Kay Campbell 09-11-2012
Credit: RNS photo courtesy John Mahony

For John Mahony remembers how prayer helped him the morning of Sept. 11. Credit: RNS photo courtesy John Mahony

Out of the chaos, to the rhythm of the Lord’s Prayer, John Mahony, a retired U.S. Army colonel who was managing projects for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, sensed something that reminded him of when his mother would wrap him up as he’d climb out of a cold swimming pool, and he would be held, safe and warm, in loving arms.

“As I walked down that stair, somewhere between the 12th floor and the 10th, somewhere between ‘Our Father’ and ‘Thy will be done,’ that same feeling came over me," Mahony said. "Suddenly, I was wrapped in warmth, and love, and comfort. In that smoky, wet stairway, in a burning building, surrounded by a thousand frightened people; I felt wonder. I felt God’s peace, and I knew that regardless of the physical outcome, everything would be all right.”

Walter Brueggemann 09-01-2010
September 2010: 'Come, Rejoice With Me'; October 2010: The Nature of Faith
Walter Brueggemann 05-01-2010
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C
Walter Brueggemann 03-01-2010

Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C

Walter Brueggemann 02-01-2010

Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C

Walter Brueggemann 12-01-2009
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C
Michaela Bruzzese 09-01-2009
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for September and October.
Nancy White 08-01-2009

that light kept me a year in its grip first
my feet caught fire then my blood
we moved at the edge of endlessness
headless handless mouthless mind-

Michaela Bruzzese 08-01-2009
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for August.
Michaela Bruzzese 07-01-2009
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for July.
Michaela Bruzzese 02-01-2009
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for February.
Laurel A. Dykstra 01-01-2008

In the Northern Hemisphere, the short days and long nights of winter come with lectionary readings full of references to dark and light.

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