Heaven-Sent Bread –  Amy Carr reflects on how the bread of life moves us more fully into an appreciation of this beloved created world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 31 – August 6, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024)  Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 Psalm 78:23-29 Ephesians 4:1-16 John 6:24-35 The Hebrews who sojourned through the wilderness had an eye for God’s manifestation through the wonders and otherness and surprises of the natural world. To be sure, the divine personality was not contained in the natural elements per se—in the manna, the quails, the cloud. But after Aaron told them thatRead More →

If we are to address Earth-care together, no nation can claim privileged exceptionalism. – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on a global scope for the vision of well-being. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 14-20, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 Psalm 67 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28 Constructing political agreements to address on a global scale the degradation of the earth’s ecology is proving to be a nearly insurmountable challenge. As James Gustave Speth writes in an “anatomy of failure” of global environmental governance, environmental deterioration “is driven by powerful underlying forces; it requires far-reaching international responses;Read More →