Fifth Sunday after Trinity

Called to Believe Saint Luke 5:1-11 The fisherman likely thought it was a good idea—a smart idea, in fact—when the young itinerant rabbi got into his boat, which was freshly pulled up at the shoreline after a night of fishing, and asked him to “put out a little from the land” so that He could[…]

Fourth Sunday after Trinity

Acting In Christian Love Saint Luke 6:36-42 On the front cover of your bulletin, we have a painting by Pieter Bruegel of the “Blind Leading the Blind.” It’s an artistic rendering of the short parable that our Lord Jesus tells in today’s Holy Gospel. If you look at the picture, you’ll see five blind men[…]

Third Sunday after Trinity

The Parable of the Good Rescuer Saint Luke 15:11-32 The Lectionary gives me a choice of two Gospel texts for use today. The first choice has Jesus telling the parable of the Lost Sheep and the parable of the Lost Coin. The other choice has our Lord telling the parable of the Lost Son, or[…]

Second Sunday after Trinity

The Way of Wisdom Saint Luke 14:15-24 Long before Martin Luther wrote his Small Catechism there was another catechism called the Didache, which is Greek for “teaching.” It was written in the 1st century by some unknown author, but the first line of the work reports that it is the “Teaching of the Lord to[…]