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
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.
When we speak of manna from heaven, we usually do so with a big helping of irony. In our time, the term has come to mean "something that's unheard of and unachievable."
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.
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