June 18, 2017

Reading Matthew 1:18-24 (NRSV) "Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way." Merry Christmas! Isn't Christmas when we usually think about the birth of Jesus? But today's reading tells us about Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, a fitting story for Father's Day. Joseph is depicted as honorable and caring; perhaps … Continue reading June 18, 2017

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June 19, 2016

Reading Proverbs 31:10-31 (NRSV) Happy Father's Day! On a day set aside to honor fathers, reading about the activities of a capable wife is unexpected. The passage lists an impressive array of activities and roles. It states that wives who do these things deserve praise. Don't we see fathers take on many of these same … Continue reading June 19, 2016