Reflections on the lectionary readings by pastors, preachers, and biblical scholars
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Each Monday we publish Sunday's Coming, an email-only post on the upcoming readings, written by our current Living by the Word columnist.
A retired colonel taught me about the courage it takes to love our enemies.
Zacchaeus's daily life as a tax collector was reduced to the symptoms of his society's sickness.
Jeremiah 14:7–10, 19–22; Luke 18:9–14
Nations as well as individuals need to look in the moral mirror in order to stop deceiving ourselves.
Genesis 32:22–31; Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14–4:5; Luke 18:1–8
Maybe the parable of the persistent widow isn't about God. Maybe it's about us.
When I read this week's Gospel, I remember two lepers I saw at a train station in India—how alone they were.