What Hope Is There Unless We Address Our Consumption? – Tom Mundah reflects on the inequality of wealth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday September 25 – October 1, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Amos 6:1a, 4-7 Psalm 146 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31  This week’s texts allRead More →

Detachment as Creation Justice – brother ken, OLF, reflects on what we are willing to let go. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 4-10, Year C (2022, 2025) Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 1 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33 In the Gospel reading for today, Jesus is back on the road.Read More →

Is Distance Our Security? – Robert Saler reflects on embracing interdependence joyfully. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday July 31 – August 6, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Hosea 11:1-11 (semicontinuous reading) Psalm 107:1-9, 43 (semicontinuous reading) Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21 Theologian Joseph Sittler once made theRead More →

Generosity, Candor in Brokenness, and Resilient Hope  – Dennis Ormseth wonders if we can be freed by a “cultural exorcism” to seek out God’s new creation? Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday June 19-25, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 65:1–9 Psalm 22:19–28 (22) Galatians 3:23–29 Luke 8:26–39Read More →

Sabbath Fufillment – Tom Mundahl reflects on striving to enable all members of creation to be what God intended them to be. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 16:16–34 Psalm 97 Revelation 22:12–14, 16–17, 20–21 John 17:20–26Read More →

Let Us Rejoice and Be Glad in It – Tom Mundahl reflects on celebrating the New World Order brought about by the resurrection of Jesus. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 5:27-32 Psalm 118:14-29 Revelation 1:4-8 John 20:19-31Read More →

Has God Thrown a New Star in Our Sky? – Dennis Ormseth reflects on needing wisdom to sustain us as we live with the rest of Earth community. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Epiphany of Our Lord, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)Isaiah 60:1-6Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14Ephesians 3:1-12Matthew 2:1-12Read More →

God Will Dwell with Them – Tom Mundahl reflects on committing to a place, its people, and its very humus. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year C (2018, 2021, 2024) Jeremiah 33:14-16 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Luke 21:25-36 The season of Advent quietly opensRead More →

Words Appropriate for the Season of Advent? – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the hope the Christian gospel offers an unjust world facing ecological crises. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the First Sunday of Advent, Year C (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) Jeremiah 33:14-16 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Luke 21:25-36 TheRead More →

To Stand Beholding – Tom Mundahl reflects on an alternative to our cravings and their resulting garbage. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 25 – October 1, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 Psalm 19:7-14 James 5:13-20 Mark 9:38-50 We live in a timeRead More →