Let Light Shine Out of Darkness – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the cosmic Christ revealed in the Transfiguration. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027) 2 Kings 2:1-2 Psalm 50:1-6 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Mark 9:2-9 “For those who areRead More →

All Nature Sings! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the incarnate God, given for all creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday of Christmas, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3 Psalm 148 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:22-40 “All Nature Sings” The readings for the First SundayRead More →

Let All Creation Praise – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the psalms of Christmas. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Christmas Eve, Years A, B, & CIsaiah 9:2-7Psalm 96Titus 2:11-14Luke 2:1-14 [15-20] Readings for Christmas Day, Years A, B, & CIsaiah 62:6-12 or 52:7-10Psalm 97 or 98Titus 3:4-7 or Hebrews 1:1-14Read More →

Claiming the Future as Precious Gifts of People and Land – Dennis Ormseth reflects on acting boldly for restoration and healing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 13-19, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Zephaniah  1:7, 12-18 Psalm 90:1-8 [9-11] 12 I Thessalonians 5:1-11 Matthew 25:14-30 AtRead More →

The Parable of the Sower as Sign of God’s Provision in Nature – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on the Servant of Creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday July 10-16, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 55:10-13 Psalm 65:[1-8] 9-13 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Welcome righteous persons,Read More →

Righteousness and Justice for All Creation! – Dennis Ormseth  reflects on true prophets. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 26 – July 2, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Jeremiah 28:5-9 Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42 We disciples make present the Lord, the Servant ofRead More →

The Story of Jesus the Servant of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the triune God of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Holy Trinity Sunday, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Genesis 1:1 – 2:4a Psalm 8 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 As we noted inRead More →

Faithful Servant of God’s Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the last week of Jesus’ life on earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday of the Passion, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Matthew 21:1-11Isaiah 50:4-9aPsalm 31:9-16Phillipians 2:5-11Matthew 26:14-27:66 The processional Gospel presents Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. WarrenRead More →

Lent Calls Us to Serve the Flourishing of Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the temptation of Jesus and what it says for us. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the First Sunday in Lent, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026)Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7Psalm 32Romans 5:12-19Matthew 4:1-11 Our Lenten journeyRead More →

Choosing Life – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the whole creation being aware of how people choose. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 119:1-8 Corinthians 3:1-9 Matthew 5:21-37 As we continue to mine the readings of theseRead More →