Reflections for

Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany

Sirach 27:4-7 or Isaiah 55:10-13; Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15; 1 Corinthians 15:51-58; Luke 6:39-49

Poetry

Recitative: then shall be brought to pass


“So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.”
                                                                                                                           —1 Corinthians 15:54

Fortune Cookie sayings for this new day dawning:
Your great-great-great grandfather resurrected stops by to say hello.
Every pony you bet on at the track wins today and tomorrow.
Your least favorite body part is glorified. You look marvelous.
This cookie contains all the money you will ever need. See attached.
Look to your left. The person sitting there loves you.
Look to your right. The person sitting there loves you.
Ask your waiter for another glass of water. He loves you.
You love everyone. You kiss everyone. Everyone kisses you.
You never have any reason to cry or get angry. Lucky numbers: all.
This is the last fortune cookie ever. Beware of absolutely nothing.

 

Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.