Tag: CofE Lectionary

July 24th 2014: 2 Corinthians 3

Read 2 Corinthians 3 here This is a rich and vibrant passage. I would encourage you to read it more than once today. The joy, almost exuberance, Paul shows in his writings to the Corinthian Church are something to behold and to delve deeply into. For today though, I want to focus on the last […]

July 21st 2014: Luke 19:28-40

Read Luke 19:28-40 here “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” Today’s reading gives us a stark picture. Jesus has his disciples steal a colt (it seems) as He and His followers come in to Jerusalem. No-one seems to mention whether or not this is morally ok! Jews knowing prophecy might […]

July 19th 2014: Luke 19:11-27

Read Luke 19:11-27 here The Parable of the Talents is today’s reading, yet another “hard saying” of Jesus. He is, as usual, uncompromising in His denunciation of those who do not build on the gifts and responsibilities they have been given. I can imagine this parable being told theatrically and with much gesticulating as the […]

July 18th 2014: Luke 19:1-10

Read Luke 19:1-10 here Zacchaeus, so the song goes, was a very little man. What he lacked in stature he appears to have made up for in cunning, taking from the poor, storing up treasure for himself and caring not a jot for anyone else. Yet he was drawn to climb a tree to see […]

July 17th 2014: Luke 18:31-43

Read Luke 18:31-43 here As Jesus predicts His death for a third time (31-33) we see clearly His mastery of the situation that He was in the process of willingly submitting Himself to as He set His face towards Jerusalem. Perhaps He didn’t know what it would sound or feel like, perhaps He did, but […]

July 16th 2014: Luke 18:15-30

Read Luke 18:15-30 here “Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it” says Jesus. Does this mean leaving our brains at the door or coming unthinkingly to Jesus? I don’t think so at all. A lot of the children and young people […]

July 15th 2014: Luke 18:1-14

Read Luke 18:1-14 here There are two parables today. I have to admit that I have never really understood the Parable of the Persistent Widow, so if anyone can enlighten me I’d be glad of the help! I think it is instructive that Luke feels the need to explain the parable in verse 1, as […]

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