Posts Categorized: lectionary

The B-Flat Christian

Manna — The Biblical Symbol of ‘Enough’ How do we trust God will provide?   by Rebecca Crow Lister Does enough exist?  Is there ever enough time, money, sleep, love, faith, justice, energy or peace for us? Why does it feel like we are always lacking in these and other areas of our lives? Unknown painter (German),… Read more »

The B-Flat Christian

God is good Yes, but God is definitely not safe.   By Rebecca Crow Lister Several months ago, I had the pleasure of purchasing a used copy of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis. Bargain hunter that I am, I was thrilled, as it is it was only $3.50. It is my favorite… Read more »

The B-Flat Christian

                Statue of “Christ the  Redeemer,” Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   What is a redeemer?   Its original meaning may surprise you   by Rebecca Lister But now, says the Lord— the one who created you, Jacob, the one who formed you, Israel: Don’t fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called… Read more »

B-Flat Christian

Psalms: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Experiencing all of the emotions By Rebecca Lister   A friends and I have been meeting regularly to pray, share, laugh and read.  We decided to try reading the Psalms together, underlining certain verses or phrases that reach out to us, wondering at their sheer beauty and… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Called to resistance A Revised Common Lectionary resource for January 28 by Magdalena I. García They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, ‘What is this? A new teaching — with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.’ – Mark 1:27 Read the full lectionary passage here There… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Beloved A Revised Common Lectionary resource for January 7 by Magdalena I. García And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” – Mark 1:11 Read the full lectionary passage here Beloved. This is Jesus’ name given at baptism, a sign of God’s affirmation, but we… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

A tug of war A resource for Sunday’s liturgy based on Luke 16:1–13 by Magdalena I. García   No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.  Luke 16:13 A… Read more »