Giving, Receiving, and Giving Again – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the fullness of God. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Christmas, All Years Jeremiah 31:7-14 or Sirach 24:1-2 Psalm 147:12-20 or Wisdom 10:15-21 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:[1-9] 10-18 With the texts forRead More →

All of Earth Rejoices at the Birth of Jesus – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day readings. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Christmas Eve (all years) Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) Readings for Christmas Day (all years)Read More →

Restored to the Eternal Motion of God’s Love – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Jesus calling us from self-promotion and self-interest to joy-filled service for Christ. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 6-12, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024) 1 Kings 17:8-16 Psalm 146Read More →

How is the God of creation related to the storms of global climate change? – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the interconnected world of God’s creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday June 19-25, Year B (2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Job 38:1-11 Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 2 CorinthiansRead More →

Liberation and Restoration of the Whole Creation. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the relations of the Holy Trinity encompassing all things. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for The Holy Trinity, Year B (2012, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2024)  Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 HolyRead More →

“. . . a spirit from on high is poured out on us, and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field” (Isaiah 32:15) – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the cosmic Christ revealed in the Transfiguration. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for the Transfiguration of Our Lord, YearRead 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” TheRead More →

A Light Shining in the Darkness – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day readings. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Christmas Eve, Years A, B, & C  Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 [15-20] Readings for Christmas Day, Years A,Read 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 Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 13-19, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Zephaniah  1:7, 12-18 Psalm 90:1-8 [9-11] 12 I Thessalonians 5:1-11Read More →

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