The Full Sacredness of All the Earth – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus crossing and removing boundaries. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 26 – July 2, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Lamentations 3:22-33 or Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24 Psalm 30 2 CorinthiansRead More →

Love Your Neighbor! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on cultivating a sense of place, where love for one another includes all of life. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 4-10, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Ezekiel 33:7-11 Psalm 119:33-40 Romans 13:8-14 Matthew 18:15-20 WithRead More →

Meeting  the “Creational Need” of Nature – Dennis Ormseth reflects on salt and light in this Sunday’s readings. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary (originally written by Dennis Ormseth in 2017) Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 58:1-9a [9b-12] Psalm 112:1-9 [10]Read More →

“Generosity over scarcity, brokenness in the face of denial, and hope in the place of despair.” Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Reading for Series C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022) 1 Kings 17:17–24 Psalm 30 Galatians 1:11-24 Luke 7:11-17 The continuity of this Sunday’s gospel with the reading for lastRead More →

Ecojustice Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary By Tom Mundahl Second Sunday After Epiphany, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022) Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 36:5-10 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 John 2:1-11 As we continue the Season of Epiphany our festivity does not abate. This week’s readings point us toward an even greater focusRead More →