The Praising Human – Dennis Ormseth reflects on God’s love of life and delight in creation serving as a model for humanity’s role in the world.. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for the Day of Pentecost, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 2:1–21 orRead More →

A Time for Gathering – Tom Mundahl reflects on freeing all creatures to dwell in peace and mutual respect. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for second Sunday of Christmas, Years A, B, and C (2021, 2024) Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm 147:12-20 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:(1-9) 10-18 GatheringRead More →

In Christ’s Resurrection the Earth Itself Arose – Dennis Ormseth reflects on creation acting on behalf of its Creator. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:25-31 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 In the readingsRead More →

Vine and Branches Rooted in God’s Good Earth – Dennis Ormseth reflects on hope for all who live in exile from good Earth, Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:25-31 1 JohnRead More →

Creation is our Home, the Abiding Place of Nurture and Sustenance – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the manner with which we regard the creation around us. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23Read More →

All Creation Is Raised Up – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Great Economy of the Good Shepherd. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter April 25, 2021 Year B (2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18 A none-too-wiseRead More →

Jesus is the Gardener – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the garden as the place of restoration. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Resurrection of Our Lord, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or ActsRead More →

Coming Home – Tom Mundahl reflects on a return from exile. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Christmas, Years A, B, and C  Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm 147 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:[1-9] 10-18 “Coming home” is at the heart of the Christmas season.Read More →

Jesus is the Faithful Servant of God’s Creation. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the last week of Jesus’ life on earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2014) Readings for Sunday of the Passion, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Matthew 21:1-11Psalm 31:9-16IsaiahRead More →

Do we see God’s work in all creation? – Dennis Ormseth reflects on John 9. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2014) Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) 1 Samuel 16:1-13Psalm 23Ephesians 5:8-14John 9:1-41 The themeRead More →