We Are Home. – Tom Mundahl reflects on the community of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundahl in 2014)  Readings for the Second Sunday in Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-11 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-42 As we considered the prologue to John’s Gospel in our comments for Christmas 2, it was suggested that its communal nature not be forgotten. The evangelist makes it clear that this new divine venture is profoundly social: “the Word became flesh and lived among us;” “we have seen his glory” (John 1:14). We claimed that because the WordRead More →

Gentle justice for people and creation:  Tom Mundahl reflects on Jesus’ baptism and the first Servant Song of Isaiah. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Tom Mundahl in 2014) Readings for the Baptism of Our Lord (January 7-13), First Sunday after Epiphany in Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34 -43 Matthew 3:13-17 As we celebrate the Baptism of Our Lord, we are reminded of the power of baptismal liturgy. As those called by the Spirit and trusting the grace of God gather around the font, the presiding minister invites the candidates and sponsors toRead More →