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 →

Faithfulness and Creativity – Robert Saler reflects on the example of Saint Joseph. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25 The readings for the fourth Sunday in Advent continue theRead More →

Contemplating the Arc of Peace – Mark Ditmanson reflects on what it means to pray that we might be “instruments of your peace.” Care for Creation Reflection on the Revised Common Lectionary  Thank you to the EcoFaith Network of the ELCA’s Northeastern Minnesota Synod for providing a reflection on this week’s lectionary readings. You can learnRead More →

Divorced, Together –  Nick Utphall reflects on the connections in the family of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for First Sunday of Christmas, Year B (2020, 2023)  Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3Psalm 148Galatians 4:4-7Luke 2:22-40 For creation connections, it doesn’t get much clearer than the Psalm for the day, Psalm 148.Read More →