Living the Anticipation, with Joy and New Light – Tom Mundahl reflects on what it means to be whole. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 6:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 Traditionally, the Third SundayRead More →

Thinking the Unthinkable – Tom Mundahl reflects on our communal lament and hope for wholeness. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Few themes sound more powerfully during Advent than theRead More →

Thinking about the Unthinkable – Tom Mundahl reflects on our desert struggle in the time of climate crisis. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year B (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 Few themes sound more forcefully duringRead More →

A Time of Blessing? – Tom Mundahl reflects on entering into the experience of negation with hope. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 10-16, Year A (2023, 2026) Genesis 25:19-34 (semicontinuous reading) Psalm 119:105-112 (semicontinuous reading) Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 A few years ago my wife andRead More →

Offering Life for the World – Tom Mundahl reflects on Christ’s suffering and death. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sunday of Passion, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Matthew 21:1-11 Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Matthew 26:14-27: 66 or Matthew 27:11-54 The Sunday of the Passion beginsRead More →

Living in Promises and Hope – Tom Mundahl reflects on land and the struggle to “till (serve) and keep” it to this day. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Genesis 12:1-4aPsalm 121Romans 4:1-1, 13-17John 3:1-17 As we move from theRead More →

Our Help Is in the Name of the LORD  – Tom Mundahl reflects on trusting in the One who made heaven and earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 119:1-8 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Matthew 5:21-37Read More →

Gentle Justice for People and Creation – Tom Mundahl reflects on baptism and obedience. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord, First Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34 -43 Matthew 3:13-17 As we celebrate the BaptismRead More →

Behold – Tom Mundahl reflects on recovering a sense of the mysterium tremendum. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C (2018, 2021, 2024) Micah 5:2-5a Luke 1:46b-55 Hebrews 10:5-10 Luke 1:39-45 As we approach the last Sunday in Advent and lean toward the Festival ofRead More →