Posts Categorized: Engaging the Word

Engaging the Word: Readings for 12/20/15 (The Fourth Sunday of Advent)

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The Visitation by Jacopo Pontormo (1494-1557). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh  Micah 5:2-5a; Canticle 15; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This week’s reading bring extraordinary messages of hope, and I feel challenged to respond by the way I live my life. Micah 5:2-5a: Micah was one of the 8th century prophets and declared… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 11/29/15 (The First Sunday of Advent)

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Christ in Glory mosaic, Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans, MA. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:1-9; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Our readings this week have to do with Christ’s Second Coming at the end of history. Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and begins a new liturgical year. It is… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 11/22/15 (Christ the King; The Last Sunday after Pentecost)

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Christ Before Pilate by Duccio (1260-1318). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh   2 Samuel 23:1-7; Psalm 132; Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Christ the King: This is the last Sunday of the liturgical year, known as Christ the King Sunday. Pope Pius XI instituted the feast of Christ the King in 1925 as… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 11/8/15 (24th Sunday after Pentecost)

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The Widow’s Mite by Joao Zeferino da Costa (1840-1915). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh  Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17; Psalm 127; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This week, we’ll learn that kindness and loyalty are more important than ethnicity in the book of Ruth, how the heavenly Christ differs from earthly high priests of the temple, and Jesus… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 10/25/15 (22nd Sunday after Pentecost)

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Job restored to prosperity by Laurent de LaHyre (1606-1656). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Job 42:1-6, 10-17; Psalm 34:1-8, 19-22; Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Our readings this week are about restoration. God restores Job’s life and fortunes, answers the psalmist’s cry for deliverance, Jesus is shown in Hebrews to be the perfect high priest who… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 10/18/15 (21st Sunday after Pentecost)

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Exhortation to the Apostles by James Tissot (1836-1902). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

By Barbara Klugh  Job 38:1-7,34-41; Psalm 104:1-9,25,37b; Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, God appears to Job out of a whirlwind, the author of Hebrews presents Jesus’ qualification for the office of high priest, and Jesus redefines the meaning of greatness. Job… Read more »