Lectionary Reflection for the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 27, Year A, November 8, 2020Jesus reminds us in this week’s parable that our job is to stay awake, to pay attention, because we never know what might happen next. Who would have predicted that 2020 would be like it has been? And yet Jesus has shown up in the midst of this year and will always show up.
Wide Awake and Ready?
RCL Reflection, Pentecost 23, Year A, Proper 27, Nov. 12, 2017
Maybe this week’s gospel lesson is more about remaining alert and in the moment – even more than making sure we are prepared. The story also points to stewardship not only of resources and time, but also of relationship and self-care. Stewardship matters; we need to pay attention to it. And, if we stay awake, if we’re intentional about discipleship and about making disciples, and if we cultivate holistic stewardship then maybe folks won’t suffer from insufficient oil in the first place. (Photo: Ansel Edwards, Creative Commons)
Being Prepared: Not Just for Bridesmaids and Boy Scouts
Lectionary Reflection for the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, Yr A
Perhaps the point of this pesky parable is more about trying to remain alert and in the moment—even more than making sure we are prepared, right down to the last ounce of extra oil. Plus, there’s a point or two to be made about stewardship. (Photo: James Emery, Creative Commons)