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 TheologianRead More →

Right Delight is the Basis of Right Action – Robert Saler reflects on contemplation and action. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday July 17-23, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) Amos 8:1-12 (semicontinuous reading) Psalm 52 (semicontinuous reading) Colossians 1:15-28 Luke 10:38-42 The storyRead More →

Ecumenism as Ecological Lure – Robert Saler reflects on relating Christian discipleship to care for creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 16:16-34 Psalm 97 Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 John 17:20-26 There is a commonRead More →

Debonair Care, or Use in Love –Robert Saler reflects on having a servant’s heart for creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 11:1-18 Psalm 148 Revelation 21:1-6 John 13:31-35 What does it meanRead More →

Passion and Ecology – Robert Saler reflects on the Spirit of life pulsating through death. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday of the Passion / Palm Sunday, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Luke 19:28-40 (Procession with Palms) Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11Read More →

Celebrating Care for Its Own Sake – Robert Saler reflects on caring for the dying creation as an act of hope in resurrection. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 126 PhilippiansRead More →

To Both Bless and Harm – Robert Saler reflects on human systems of self-reliance that prevent us from using the gift of creation well. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Joshua 5:9-12 Psalm 32Read More →

Blessed Are Those Who Walk Lightly on the Earth – Robert Saler reflects on the freedom bestowed by God’s grace. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 Romans 10:5-15Read 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 andRead More →