We are the sheep of God’s pasture. We are the people of God’s Earth. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on  the inclusion of land and water in God’s reign. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Christ the King Sunday (Last Sunday of Pentcost), Year A (2011, 2014, 2017,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 →

Called To Be No Less Than Servants of Creation. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on servant leadership. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 30 – November 5, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Micah 3:5-12 Psalm 43 I Thessalonians 2:9-13 Matthew 23:1-12 Live a lifeRead More →

To love neighbor involves love for their neighborhood. To love God involves love for God’s creation. – Dennis Ormseth reflects on loving as God loves. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 23-29, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 Psalm 1 IRead More →

Let all creation praise by not polluting! – Kathryn Schifferdecker reflects on creation’s ability to praise its Creator. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 16-22, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 45:1-7 Psalm 96:1-9 [10-13] 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Matthew 22:15-22 In this week’sRead More →

It Is God’s Will – Dennis Ormseth reflects on joining with the Lord, Servant of Creation, in unending care of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 9-15, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 25:1-9 Psalm 23 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14 This isRead More →

A Parable about Caring for Creation – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the parable of the vineyard. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 2-8, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:7-15 Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21:33-46 The readings for this Sunday after PentecostRead More →

Things Fall Apart: One Center Holds – Paul Santmire reflects on a counter-cultural alternative to a consumer economy. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 25 – October 1, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 Psalm 25:1-9 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32 SomeRead More →

In Praise of Generosity – Paul Santmire reflects on a kairos moment for Americans. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 18-24, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Jonah 3:10 – 4:11 Psalm 145:1-8 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 In the liberal state of Massachusetts, aRead More →

Acceptance in an Economy of Grace – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the parable of the workers in the vineyard. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday September 18-24, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) Jonah 3:10 – 4:11 Psalm 145:1-8 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 The readingsRead More →