Category Archives: Lectionary C2

Now with 20% Less Mercy

John J McNeill – in need of a corrective. ✙ JMJ The Readings for Saturday in the 6th Week of Easter: Acts 18:23-28 John 16:23b-28 Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the Way … Continue reading

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Movin on Up!

+J+M+J+ The Readings for Ascension Day Acts 1:1-11 Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:19-23 Luke 24:46-53 …the new and living way he opened for us through the veil, that is, his flesh… On the calendar of some ecclesial Jurisdictions, today is the Ascension. Others … Continue reading

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IT’S A

Revelation 22:1-7Luke 21:34-36 Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.Luke 21:34 Jesus was quite aware of our weakened human … Continue reading

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Indeed, it’s Just a Pinch

Revelation 20:1-4, 11—21:2Luke 21:29-33 I saw the dead, the great and the lowly, standing before the throne, and scrolls were opened. Then another scroll was opened, the book of life. The dead were judged according to their deeds, by what … Continue reading

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Dont Ruin Thanksgiving!

Ben Sira 50:22-24I Corinthians 1:3-9Luke 17:11-19 Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?Luke 17:18 The NABRE renders this as “give thanks to God” but the Greek, the Latin, and just about every other translation says “give … Continue reading

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Little Purple Seeds of Fire

Revelation 15:1-4Luke 21:12-19 You will even be handed over by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends, and they will put some of you to death. You will be hated by all because of my name, but not a hair on your … Continue reading

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Lectio Apocalypse!

Revelation 14:14-19Luke 21:5-11 “Use your sickle and reap the harvest, for the time to reap has come, because the earth’s harvest is fully ripe.” So the one who was sitting on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and … Continue reading

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Go to the Temple, then this happened!

Revelation 14:1-3, 4b-5Luke 21:1-4I tell you truly, this poor widow put in more than all the rest; for those others have all made offerings from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood.Luke 21:3b-4 Today … Continue reading

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Ecce Rex Noster Dilecto

II Samuel 5:1-3Colossians 1:12-20Luke 23:35-43 When I went away to college, my freshman year, I was at an Evangelical liberal arts college called “The King’s College“. Two guys named David shared the room with me. A huge bunch of stuff … Continue reading

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These Three are One

Revelation 11:4-12Luke 20:27-40 …those who deny that there is a resurrection…Luke 20:27 The Sadducees insisted on the literal meaning of the text, following only the first five books of the Bible (excluding the Prophets, the Wisdom books, and the Historical … Continue reading

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