We need a “conversion to Earth!” – Leah Schade reflects on lives being changed. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Third Sunday of Easter, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 1 Peter 1:17-23 Luke 24:13-35 Hearts burning, eyes opened, lives changed, communities revitalized. These are the outcomes following the aftershocks of Jesus’ resurrection that we read about in today’s lessons. Two followers of Jesus recognize the risen Christ in the breaking of bread after having been instructed by him as a mysterious stranger accompanying them on their walk to Emmaus. Peter’s sermon leads to theRead More →

Wisdom leads us to change our relationships with our animal brothers and sisters in God’s creation.  Leah Schade reflects on the second Sunday in the Season of Creation. Season of Creation Commentary on Wisdom in Creation Readings for the Second Sunday (Animal), Season of Creation, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022)  Job 39:1-8, 26-30 Psalm 104:14-23 1 Corinthians 1:10-23 Luke 12:22-31 Once again, wisdom is the byword for these passages in Scripture that open a conversation about what humans consider worth knowing and valuing in the world, especially regarding animals. These texts would be ideal for a Blessing the Animals Sunday where the congregation can beRead More →