Monthly Archives: September 2013

Pentecost 19, Monday, Year C

Inspired by Revelation 3:14-22 “For you say, ‘I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing.’  You do not realize that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.”  Revelation 3:17 (NRSV) Someone who has lived in an agrarian … Continue reading

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Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Inspired by 1 Timothy 6:6-19 “Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it; but if we have food and clothing, we … Continue reading

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Pentecost 19, Saturday, Year C

Inspired by Luke 9:43b-48 “‘Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands.’  But they did not understand this saying; its meaning was concealed from them, so that they could … Continue reading

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Pentecost 19, Friday, Year C

Inspired by Ephesians 2:1-10 “But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and … Continue reading

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Pentecost 19, Thursday, Year C

Inspired by 2 Corinthians 8:8-15 “For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has—not according to what one does not have.  I do not mean that there should be relief for others and pressure … Continue reading

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Pentecost 18, Wednesday, Year C

Inspired by Luke 20:45-21:4 “[Jesus] looked up and saw rich people putting their gifts into the treasury; he also saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins.  He said, ‘Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put … Continue reading

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Pentecost 18, Tuesday, Year C

Inspired by 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 “To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews.  To those under the law I became as one under the law (though I myself am not under the law) so that … Continue reading

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Pentecost 18, Monday, Year C

Inspired by Proverbs 14:12-31 “The poor are disliked even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.  Those who despise their neighbors are sinners, but happy are those who are kind to the poor.”  Proverbs 14:20-21 (NRSV) When you … Continue reading

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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year C

Inspired by 1 Timothy 2:1-7 “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life … Continue reading

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Pentecost 18, Saturday, Year C

Inspired by Isaiah 5:8-23 “Ah, you who join house to house, who add field to field, until there is room for no one but you, and you are left to live alone in the midst of the land!  The Lord … Continue reading

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