Each Monday we publish Sunday's Coming, an email-only post on the upcoming readings, written by our current Living by the Word columnist.
2 Samuel 11:26 - 12:13a; Psalm 51:1-12; (Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15; Psalm 78:23-29;) Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35
2 Samuel 11:26–12:13a; Psalm 51:1–12
The psalms are poignant. They bear emotion in a way that grabs our souls. They are comprehended by the heart in a way the head can’t.
But I falter when I try to preach them.
2 Samuel 11:26–12:13a
Like many parents, I’ve ingested my fair share of VeggieTales, and I confess that I have a favorite: the episode in which Larry the Cucumber plays King George, who has an irrational fondness for his outsize collection of rubber duckies.
Ruth Burrows, Carmelite sister
“There is the danger of protecting ourselves from God by striving to be passive. The ‘I’ is very active in its attempt to surrender.”
Snow can be tiresome, even deadly, but it can also be a sign of holiness and of hope.
Manna in the wilderness of depression
Sometimes I wish the Gospels told a story in which Jesus slumps
in the shade of a tree and can't make himself face another crowd or meet
one more plea for help.
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.
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