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This week’s reading comes from the Gospel of Matthew. From Matthew’s perspective, the judgment is near and people have one last chance to get their house in order. He is clear that there are consequences of actions and harsh penalties. These all might be at work here alongside the message of grace and the inclusive love of God.

The term used to describe the method of sowing in the time of Jesus was ‘broadcasting’. We are familiar with the...

This week we hear a reading from Matthew’s Gospel. After sometime Jesus, weary from all of his traveling around with the disciples, looks up to heaven and prays. The substance of his prayer offers thanksgiving to God that the basics core meanings of life are really simple, rooted in a childlike faith that is built on trust. That trust, according to Jesus, is found when we cast our restless lives on God’s unchanging, faithful presence. 


Date: Sunday, June 29, 2020

In the reading this week from Matthew’s gospel we hear about the mission of the twelve disciples during Jesus’ life. They are placed in pairs and are given instructions on the message that they are to take to the communities. It’s not an easy message, but they are also offered the gifts that will allow them to bring healing within communities. Jesus encourages them to embrace the places where they are made welco...

Date: Sunday, June 21, 2020

The reading we hear this week from the gospel of Matthew, speaks about God’s faithfulness. God invites us to look beyond our own resources and self-interest so that we are able to see a larger vision of life. When troubles surround us, we are not alone; God is with us.

In the reading the disciples find themselves facing persecution but are reminded to remain faithful. They are to continue embracing the joys and...

Date: Sunday, June 14, 2020

Our reading this week comes from Matthew’s gospel. It is the call of the first disciples and the message that they are commissioned to carry out for others to hear. The message is simple: The kingdom of God is at hand. God is real. God is present. God is near to us, in us, around us, alive and powerful. There was no requirement to memorize a bunch of passages from the Bible or some long confession of faith state...

Date: Sunday, June 7, 2020

This Sunday we share some of the closing words from Jesus in the gospel of Matthew. Jesus and the disciples are up on the mountaintop in Galilee. Here Jesus instructs them to go out, with full authority into the world. These are rather lofty goals for them to accomplish. Yet Jesus tells “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…”, teaching them to obey everything that has been commanded of them. A passage c...

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