The first reading is from Ezekiel, a priest in exile in Babylon and the first person commissioned as a prophet outside the traditional lands of Judah and Israel. We read but a part of Ezekiel 18 and so miss the context which is given in verse 2 of the chapter: “what is the meaning of this proverb that you recite in the land of Israel: ‘Fathers have eaten green grapes, thus their children’s teeth are on edge’?” Continue reading →
This coming Sunday is the 2nd Sunday of Lent in Lectionary Cycle C taken from the Gospel of Luke 9:28-32 describing the Transfiguration of Jesus.
Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep, but becoming fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him. As they were about to part from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here; let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” But he did not know what he was saying.” (vv.32-33) Continue reading →