Lectionary Haiku 27 February 2022

Transfiguration Sunday What a conflicted day on the church calendar! It climaxes the season of Epiphany that celebrates the full glorious manifestation of the divine in Creation and in the coming of the Christ. It heralds the imminent season of Lent, the journey of penitence to the Cross. In a greater, more ancient context itContinue reading “Lectionary Haiku 27 February 2022”

Lectionary Haiku 26 February 2022

The escalating crisis in Ukraine cries out for a Psalm-like orientation as sovereignty demands compete. Psalm 99 does not disappoint. Moses descended the mountain bearing the perfect rule for human society, but his people had abandoned its Source before he even reached level ground. Today we feel his frustration at the futility of it all.Continue reading “Lectionary Haiku 26 February 2022”

Lectionary Haiku 25 February 2022

The Psalm keeps God’s people oriented. Moses prepares his people to occupy the land, not with hubris, but humility. Then a tale of the bridging of the chasm between Jew and Gentile begins Psalm 99 There is a sure planWhen forgetting remembranceRelive your story +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Deuteronomy 9:6-14 You think your laurelsHave won you this fineContinue reading “Lectionary Haiku 25 February 2022”

Lectionary Haiku 24 Feb 2022

There is a context in which remorse is expressed – either despair or confidence in having another go. Our texts today offer such confidence through the Psalm. Meanwhile, the wandering tribe of Israel pauses on the brink of occupation against hostile tribes while being reminded of the nature of their backing. Peter and John callContinue reading “Lectionary Haiku 24 Feb 2022”