Rejoice? – Tom Mundahl reflects on joy in the midst of grief. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B (2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 The Third Sunday in Advent has traditionally been called “Gaudete Sunday,”Read More →

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 →

It Can’t Happen Here – Tom Mundahl reflects on prophetic voice and lament. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 19-25, Year A (2020, 2023, 2026) Jeremiah 20:7-13 Psalm 69:7-10 (11-15) 16-18 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39 When I read Camus’ novel The Plague during my freshman year in college,Read More →

The Journeying One –  Tom Mundahl reflects on living toward a new creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)Exodus 34:29-35Psalm 992 Corinthians 3:12 – 4:2Luke 9:28-36 [37-43a] As we complete the Advent-Christmas-Epiphany complex, once more we dress the altar, lectern, andRead More →

Jubilee Thinking – Tom Mundahl reflects on restoring a sense of proper order.  Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2022, 2025)Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10Psalm 191 Corinthians 12:12-31aLuke 4:14-21 As we continue our Epiphany journey celebrating the manifestation of God in the deep incarnation ofRead More →

Breathe in the Fragrance of Creation’s Renewal – Tom Mundahl reflects on faith and courage for the renewal of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Lent, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024) Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 The first sentence of the appointed PrayerRead More →

Coming Down to Earth – Tom Mundahl reflects on our vocation to make earth a hospitable household for all. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Lent, Year B ( 2018, 2021, 2024) Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15 During times of crisis God’s peopleRead More →

Feasting on the Abundance – Tom Mundahl reflects on what happens when we love all life and care for all living beings. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2022, 2025) Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 36:5-10 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 John 2:1-11 As we continue theRead More →