Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

Faith and Unbelief Saint Luke 17:11–19 A dichotomy is a division of two opposing or contradictory groups, and in the propers for today we have dichotomies popping up all over. In the Introit, the Psalmist contrasts the house of God with the tents of wickedness. The Old Testament Reading from Proverbs 4 sets the path[…]

Luck or Blessing?

I don’t know when it happened, but at some time during the last decade or two the word “luck” has become an unsavory “four letter word” among many Lutherans. So, instead of having “potluck suppers,” we now have “pot blessing suppers.” And instead of hearing, “Thanks!” in response to your well-meant “Good Luck!” you may[…]

Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

Doing the Impossible Saint Luke 10:23–37 “You go, and do likewise.” These just might be the most impossible words written in the Bible. They certainly rank right up there with “You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.” Actually, both are pretty much saying the same thing, and both commands, the[…]