Lectionary

2020 Summer Lectionary: Hearing Stories Again for the First Time

Top, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, 1495-98. Bottom, doctors at a hospital in Paris performing a tableau vivant of the painting. Top, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, 1495-98. Bottom, doctors at a hospital in Paris performing a tableau vivant of the painting. ISNI – InterSyndicale Nationale des Internes/Facebook

Reflection

The basic fact is that Christianity as it was born in the mind of this Jewish teacher and thinker appears as a technique of survival for the oppressed. That it became, through the intervening years, a religion of the powerful and the dominant, used sometimes as an instrument of oppression, must not tempt us into believing that it was thus in the mind and life of Jesus. … Wherever his spirit appears, the oppressed gather fresh courage; for he announced the good news that fear, hypocrisy, and hatred, the three hounds of hell that track the trail of the disinherited, need have no dominion over them.

Howard Thurman, Jesus and the Disinherited, p 29

What are we hearing in new ways?

July 26
Genesis 29:15-28
Psalm 128
Romans 8:26-39
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
August 23
Exodus 1:8-2:10
Psalm 124
Romans 12:1-8
Matthew 16:13-20
August 2
Genesis 32:22-31
Psalm 17:1-7, 15
Romans 9:1‑5
Matthew 14:13-21
August 30
Exodus 3:1-15
Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b
Romans 12:9-21
Matthew 16:21-28
August 2
Genesis 32:22-31
Psalm 17:1-7, 15
Romans 9:1‑5
Matthew 14:13-21
September 6
Exodus 12:1-14
Psalm 149
Romans 13:8-14
Matthew 18:15-20
August 16
Genesis 45:1-15
Psalm 133
Romans 11:1‑2a, 29-32
Matthew 15:10-28
September 13
RECOMMITMENT
Exodus 14:19-31
Psalm 114
Romans 14:1-12
Matthew 18:21-35

A printable copy of the 2020 Summer lectionary is available here

Readings are available on the internet at https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu//