Each Monday we publish Sunday's Coming, an email-only post on the upcoming readings, written by our current Living by the Word columnist.
Amos 8:1-12; Psalm 52; (Genesis 18:1-10a; Psalm 15;) Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42
At first read, this Sunday's Colossians text landed for me with a bit of a thud between the rich narrative images of Genesis and Luke. But the text engages the themes of calling and vocation in important ways.
Genesis 18:1–10a; Luke 10:38–42
God’s experience of hospitality—in the mysterious travelers and in the person of Jesus—inspires us to think beyond an Abraham-vs.-Sarah or Martha-vs.-Mary divide.
Don’t avoid conflict, avoid triangles
It's up to pastors to remind each other to talk to people instead of about them.
Martyrdom as Christian vocation
Are the rest of us so different from our brothers and sisters in Libya or in Charleston? Are they heroes with whom we can never identify?
The wrenching dislocations of World War II were often pitilessly ignored by the world. What story will be told of our time, and of us?
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.
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