Weeping Together – Amy Carr reflects on mutual vulnerability and forgiveness in a changing climate. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 4 – 10, Year A (2023, 2026) Genesis 50:15-21 Psalm 103:[1-7], 8-13 Romans 14:1-12 Matthew 18:21-35 Our scripture readings this week point to an inescapable feature ofRead More →

An Outsider’s Wit and a Grafting God: Playing for a Change – Amy Carr reflects on honesty and play as eco-justice resources. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 14 – 20, Year A (2023, 2026) Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 Psalm 67 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15:[10-20], 21-28 All sortsRead More →

Incline Your Ear and Listen Carefully – Amy Carr reflects on our response to grief, anguish, and the temptation to despair. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday July 31 – August 6, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 55:1-5 Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21 Lutheran ethicist CynthiaRead More →

Taking on Rationalization – Amy Carr reflects on donkeys facing war horses. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 3-9, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026) Zachariah 9:9-12 Psalm 145:8-14 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 There is both utopic political imagination and Machiavellian rationalization at play in today’s scripture readings.Read More →

Holding Steady the Vision of the Common Good – Amy Carr reflects on calculating the cost. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 4-10, Year C (2019, 2022, 2025) Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 1 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33 Sitting down to think about the cost of a venture before beginning it—toRead More →

Guests and Hosts – Amy Carr reflects on humility and the company we value. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 28 – September 3, Year C (2019, 2022, 2025) Proverbs 25:6-7 or Sirach 10:12-18 Psalm 112 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 7-14 In today’s gospel reading, Jesus uses theRead More →

To Climate Change Deniers and Climate Despairers – Amy Carr reflects on variable gospel notes to the hard of heart and to the worrywart. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 21 – 27, Year C (2022, 2025) Isaiah 58:9b-14 Psalm 103:1-8 Hebrews 12:18-29 Luke 13:10-17 The voice ofRead More →

On Contentiously Communing with God for Planetary Well-Being – Amy Carr reflects on a deeper asking, searching, knocking. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 24-30, Year C (2022, 2025) Genesis 18:20-32 Psalm 138 Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) Luke 11:1-13 As you’ve become aware of the catastrophic consequences of ourRead More →

We Reap What We Sow  – Amy Carr reflects on forging just relations for both land and people. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday July 3-9, Year C (2019, 2022, 2025)  Isaiah 66:10-14 Psalm 66:1-9 Galatians 6:[1-6] 7-16 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 Today’s readings are filled with images of nourishing andRead More →

Do You See What I See? – Amy Carr reflects on walking without stumbling along waterways, roadsides, and temple byways. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 23-29, Year B (2021, 2024) Jeremiah 31:7-9 Psalm 126 Hebrews 7:23-28 Mark 10:46-52 If the psalmist reminds us of our fragility, the prophetRead More →