Lectionary Reflection for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost, Year B, August 19, 2012
If it’s true that we are what we eat, we who claim to be Christ’s disciples better whet our appetites and feast on Jesus. Why? So that the divine presence and promise infuses our very pores like garlic, and so that we can share this everlasting meal with others.
Check out this article from mnn.com about hospitals in the Houston, Texas, area that are incorporating full-fledged farmers’ markets into their campuses. Preventative medicine is good stewardship, and fresh vegetables and fruits are a much better option than pills and surgery. Photo by Natalie Maynor used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!
Calling all gardeners who have a passion for good food, fighting hunger, and stewardship: here’s a group dedicated to getting your excess food to those who need it most in the local community. Click here to learn more about ampleharvest.org and how you can become involved. Ample Harvest offers an excellent way to keep excess… Read more»
With Thanksgiving right around the corner and Christmas just over a month away, food waste is something good stewards should avoid. The Earth Watch Institute offers 10 tips to reduce food waste during this celebratory season, remembering that “Consumers in developed countries such as the United States are responsible for 222 million tons of this… Read more»
Today my appointment schedule runneth over, and it sent me driving all over God’s creation to five appointments, including a tedious clergy gathering and two grueling pastoral visits — to a dying woman in a nursing home and a parishioner in deep crisis. But at home, my weary soul found sweet refreshment, as it often… Read more»
Lectionary Reflection for the 7th Sunday after Pentecost, July 31, 2011
This week’s texts invite us to contemplate both physical and spiritual hunger and our role as Christians in being filled and filling others for the sake of the gospel. Photo by hoyasmeg used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!
When Pastor Jim Ortberg, editor-at-large of Leadership Journal, went on a seven-week sabbatical, he got a lot more than just some rest and relaxation. He learned a lesson on how to live. His advice speaks to all pastors and people of God. (Photo “Reflections in a Coffee Cup” by Gunjan Karun used by Creative Commons… Read more»