February 9, 2017 Thursday in Epiphany 5

 

Genesis 2:18–25, Psalm 128, Mark 7:14–23

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In the name of Jesus, the Light of the world. Amen.

Jesus’ response to the Syrophoenican woman is stunning in its unkindness. If it doesn’t take your breath away, it should. Descended from those who occupied … Continue reading

February 5, 2017 The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

 

Isaiah 58:1–9a (9b–12), Psalm 112:1–9 (10), 1 Corinthians 2:1–12 (13–16), Matthew 5:13–20

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+               

In the name of Jesus, the Light of the world. Amen.

In 1630 C. E., a group of Pilgrims were aboard a ship called the Arbella to establish the … Continue reading

January 29, 2017 The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

 

Micah 6:1–8, Psalm 15, 1 Corinthians 1:18–31, Matthew 5:1–12

The Rev’d Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+               

In the name of Jesus, the Light of the world. Amen.

Once, at a family reunion, my sister and I were quipping back and forth as we normally do. It was the kind … Continue reading

January 22, 2017 The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

 

Isaiah 9:1–4, Psalm 27:1, 5–13, 1 Corinthians 1:10–18, Matthew 4:12–23

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+ 

In the name of Jesus, the Light of the world. Amen.

Two stories. Maximillian Kolbe was a Polish Franciscan monk and priest active from 1907 to his death in 1941. During his … Continue reading