“It is more blessed to give than to receive,” Jesus is quoted as saying in Acts 20:35, but why is that? There is tremendous power in the act of giving. Peter Marty explores this issue in The Christian Century. (Photo: Irish, Creative Commons)
Lectionary Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B, December 17, 2017
This is no Sunday to be a killjoy, no time to “quench the Spirit,” but rather a stellar opportunity to remind one another of this precious good news that we have the privilege of sharing with others. We have seen the light of Christ, and the light has made of us something entirely new. Rejoice and be glad! (Photo: Susanne Nilsson, Creative Commons)
First Sunday of Christmas Lectionary Reflection December 30, 2012 Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights! Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his host! Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars! Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens! […]
4th Sunday of Easter, Year A, May 15, 2011
How’s your faith community doing in terms of joy and generosity? Why not use this Sunday’s texts to challenge them to look with fresh eyes at how your congregation rates in terms of having glad and generous hearts? (Photo by purplbutrfly used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!)
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 12, 2010
Isn’t it time we quit our mumbling and grumbling and let joy be the defining mark of our discipleship and gratitude for being sought and found by God?