March 31, 2019

Reading 2 Corinthians 5: 16-21 (NRSV) "...see, everything has become new!" I see newness in spring wildflowers blooming vividly this year in a normally dry part of the state. The colors amaze me: magenta, orange, yellow, blue, and lavender nestle in amongst the bright green of new grass. Restoring rain falls, the sun shines through … Continue reading March 31, 2019

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March 3, 2019

Reading 2 Corinthians 3: 12-4: 2 (NRSV) My seven-year-old grandson was playing: he put a crocheted blanket over his head and walked around, veiled. His three-year-old sister shrieked and ran from him. Removing the blanket, the older one said, "See, here I am. It's ok." Today's reading talks about removing the veil that hid God's … Continue reading March 3, 2019

November 20, 2011

Reading: 2 Corinthians 9:1-12 (RSV) Today’s reading in Paul’s letter to a church in Greece is about giving. How appropriate to read something about giving on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Historically, though, this holiday was about getting: getting to a new land, getting connected to the people already there, and getting enough harvest to last … Continue reading November 20, 2011