September 2, 2018

Reading 2 Corinthians 4: 15 (NRSV) Today's reading talks about extending God's grace to more people. How can that be? God's grace is already present. How can it extend to more people? Perhaps by increasing thanksgiving. Two situations showed me that appreciation can be contagious. Last night, we chose an old favorite movie to watch. … Continue reading September 2, 2018

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April 22, 2018

Reading 2 Corinthians 9:10-15; 1 John 4: 19-21 (NRSV) Do you write thank-you notes? Have you ever written a thank-you note for someone's thank-you note? In essence, I do that when I thank people who contribute to a charity in memory of my mom. Their donation is a thank-you note to Mom for her contributions … Continue reading April 22, 2018

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