January 27, 2019

Reading 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31a (NRSV) Today’s reading teaches an anatomy lesson we sometimes forget. “The body does not consist of one member but of many.” And: “The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I have no need of you….’” Have you said that? In a recent trip to Washington, D.C., various tourist sites starkly … Continue reading January 27, 2019

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May 1, 2016

Reading 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 (NRSV) Last night, I answered the phone and heard an unexpected invitation. Our 5-year-old grandson asked, "Can you come and eat with us?" and named a favorite restaurant. We made the arrangements, and went. I did not tell him that I had already started eating supper. Gathering with family was important … Continue reading May 1, 2016

November 10, 2013

Reading Psalm 98; 1 Corinthians 3:4-11 (NRSV) In today’s reading, Paul admonishes the Corinthians for arguing about divided loyalties. Some claim Apollos as the one that brought them to the church; others claim Paul. In separating themselves from each other along these lines, the Corinthians have forgotten that Jesus is the foundation. God grows and … Continue reading November 10, 2013