We Are Epiphany Communities – Tom Mundahl reflects on being salt for the Earth and bearing light for the world. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12) Psalm 112:1-9 (10) 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16) Matthew 5:13-20Read More →

We Are Home – Tom Mundahl reflects on the community of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Second Sunday in Epiphany, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-11 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-42 As we considered the prologue to John’s Gospel in our commentsRead More →

Greater Courage and Imagination – Tom Mundahl reflects on standing up against those who would destroy. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the First Sunday of Christmas, Year A (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 63:7-9 Psalm 148 Hebrews 2:10-18 Matthew 2:13-23 My late father-in-law kept mules and an impressive BelgianRead More →

Guests and Hosts – Amy Carr reflects on humility and the company we value. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday August 28 – September 3, Year C (2019, 2022, 2025) Proverbs 25:6-7 or Sirach 10:12-18 Psalm 112 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 7-14 In today’s gospel reading, Jesus uses theRead More →

Down-to-Earth Benefits for the Entire Community – Dennis Ormseth reflects on stepping out beyond the religious competition to curry God’s favor and entering “a new creation” Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday July 3 – 9, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Isaiah 66:10–14 Psalm 66:1–9 (4) Galatians 6:[1–6] 7–16Read More →

Love the Neighborhood As Yourself! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on bringing the human economy into consonance with the Great Economy. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary   Readings for Sunday June 26 – July 2, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) 1 Kings 19:15–16, 19–21 Psalm 16 (8) Galatians 5:1, 13–25 Luke 9:51–62Read More →

Sabbath Fufillment – Tom Mundahl reflects on striving to enable all members of creation to be what God intended them to be. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 16:16–34 Psalm 97 Revelation 22:12–14, 16–17, 20–21 John 17:20–26Read More →

Called to Care for All Creatures – Tom Mundahl reflects on what it means to join in the hymn of God’s creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 9:1-6 (7-20) Psalm 30 Revelation 5:11-14 John 21:1-19 LivingRead More →

Atmospheric and Earthly Christ – Carmen Retzlaff reflects on imagery of sky and solidity in the Easter 2 texts. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Second Sunday of Easter, Year C (2013, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2025) Acts 5:27-32 Psalm 118:14-29 or Psalm 150 Revelation 1:4-8 John 20:19-31 The EasterRead More →

Erasing Old Limits – Tom Mundahl reflects on new and imaginative communities of caritas. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Year C (2016, 2019, 2022, 2025)Jeremiah 1:4-10Psalm 71:1-61 Corinthians 13:1-13Luke 4:21-30 In a talk entitled “Health is Membership,” occasioned by seeing his brother go through open-heartRead More →