Monthly Archives: November 2013

Stay Awake!

December 1, 2013 Cycle A 1st Sunday of Advent Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 121; Romans 13:11-14; * Matthew 24:36-44 I was watching our beagle puppy, Lucky. He modeled for me the impossibility of Jesus’ exhortation here in the 24th Chapter of … Continue reading

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When Jesus Becomes King

November 24, 2013; Cycle C; Christ, the King Sunday Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 46; *Luke 23:33-43; When Jesus becomes King It’s that time of year again, the moment when we move toward winter. The colors of fall fade into the gray … Continue reading

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When Opportunity Knocks!

November 17,2013; Cycle C; 26th Sunday of Pentecost Isaiah 65:17-25; Isaiah 12; 2nd Thess. 3:6-13; *Luke 21:5-19 “This will give you an opportunity to testify”, says Jesus. The context is unimaginable to most of Jesus’ disciples, even more so to … Continue reading

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The Hope of Heaven

November 10, 2013 Cycle C 25th Sunday of Pentecost Haggai 1:15b-2:9 Psalm 145:1-21 2nd Thess. 2:1-17 *Luke 20:17-38 When do you think of heaven and what images come to mind when you do? This debate between Jesus and his adversaries … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

November 3, 2013 Cycle C 24th Sunday after Pentecost Hab. 1:1-4;2:1-4 Psalm 119:137-144 2nd Thess. 4:1-12 *Luke 19:1-10 Zacchaeus as a name meant “pure and righteous one.” How striking that Luke introduces us to a man with this name who … Continue reading

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