April 12, 2020, Lectionary

He's the God of all Israel and I'm claiming him, too. God loved me from a long time ago and forever. So he has drawn me to himself with loving kindness. Jeremiah 31:1-6

Here's another Psalm for COVID 19 with echoes of the song of Miriam after deliverance from the Egyptians. I hold it and claim it and rejoice in this day that the Lord has made. Psalm 118:14-24

The Sabbath is a gift! I try to not complain about the quiet, or shame myself for not running hither and thither in used-to-be busyness. The Sabbath, and sabbath time, is a gift!

Pondering deep and broad implications of this: I am dead, and the life I have left to me, my real life, is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:1-4

John reached the tomb first. Peter was first inside the tomb. Some imagine community rivalry as reasons for the recording of these details. But what if they were just boys running hard and ever after remembered and recounted the little details. John 20:1-18

Thoughts about Listening

Listening is one way of showing love, not necessarily some sort of sparking love, but a calming, healing love. Jeremiah 31:1-6

Is this the time that the gates of justice will open for our world? Or will we cling to our lies and spin and greed and fear? Psalm 118:14-24

I believe I can be sure that what I usually enters my awareness is not all that is going on around me. Colossians 3:1-4

Who will stuff and hide the Easter Eggs this year? And will you wipe them down? How is your family? John 1:1-18