Ordinary 26 / Proper 21 (Year A)

Today we are looking at the readings for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, aka Proper 21, aka the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost. September 27, 2020. The readings assigned for this Sunday are Exodus 17:1-7 or Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32; Philippians 2:1-13; and Matthew 21:23-32. In the gospel reading today, Jesus tells a brief parable: “What … Continue reading Ordinary 26 / Proper 21 (Year A)

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany (Year A)

Today we are looking at the readings for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, February 16, 2020. The readings assigned for this Sunday are Deuteronomy 30:15-20; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; and Matthew 5:21-37. Like last week, there seems to be a common theme running through these passages, at least through Deuteronomy and Matthew. The theme I see … Continue reading Sixth Sunday after Epiphany (Year A)

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany (Year A) / Presentation of Our Lord

Today we are looking at the readings for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, February 2, 2020. Perhaps you’re observing the Presentation of Our Lord on that day. I’ll be looking at readings from both. The gospel appointed for Epiphany IV is Matthew 5:1-12, a section of the Sermon on the Mount usually called the Beatitudes. … Continue reading Fourth Sunday after Epiphany (Year A) / Presentation of Our Lord

Third Sunday After Epiphany (Year A)

Today we are looking at the readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany, January 26, 2020. The lectionary readings are Isaiah 9:1-4; 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; and Matthew 4:12-23. Today I’ll be focusing on the first two readings, in particular one verse from each. First, Isaiah. This text sounds pretty familiar, because we heard a slightly … Continue reading Third Sunday After Epiphany (Year A)