Author: Carole Boshart

Season After Pentecost: The Psalms Passage – The psalmist writes and the Lord speaks through the words

“Sing aloud to God our strength; shout for joy to the God of Jacob. “ (Psalms 81:1) Here it is, Sunday/Sabbath afternoon, and I am sitting down to write to you again beloved reader. “I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.” (Verse 10) […]

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Season After Pentecost: The Gospel Passage – Being a “presence”, and doing “good” at “good” times

“On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely.” (Luke 14:1) I am running a little behind, beloved reader. Not that you will notice, but it is already Saturday (the Jewish Sabbath) when I am sitting down to write this. After sunset, so technically no longer the Sabbath. I had the day off from work Friday, and by the time I got back I was tired enough that I could not think to write. And Saturday during daylight, time just flew by! So here I am Saturday night doing Friday’s “work.” […]

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Season After Pentecost: The Old Testament Passage – J’accuse!

“Hear the word of the Lord, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel. Thus says the Lord: What wrong did your ancestors find in me that they went far from me, and went after worthless things, and became worthless themselves? They did not say, “Where is the Lord who brought us up from the land of Egypt, who led us in the wilderness, in a land of deserts and pits, in a land of drought and deep darkness, in a land that no one passes through, where no one lives?” (Jeremiah 2:4 – 6)

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Season After Pentecost: The Epistle Passage – Good teachings from Paul

“Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.” (Hebrews 13:1 -2) The writer of Hebrews (attributed to Paul) gives his listeners good advice about living a Christian life. One of the hallmarks of a Christian life to be kind and generous not only to those you know, but those you do not know. And those that you may not know of, unless you asked about them and were concerned. […]

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