This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: MATTHEW 27 GAZA SLAUGHTER CONTINUES 45 After midday a darkness came over all the country, lasting until three in the afternoon. 46 About three Jesus called out loudly: “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabacthani” — that is to say, […]

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: LOUVRE GARDENS OVERRUN BY RATS DUE TO DISCARDED TOURIST FOOD MATTHEW 27 32 As they were on their way out, they came upon a man from Cyrene of the name of Simon; and they compelled him to […]

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: MUSLIM REFUGEES IN GAZA FIND SHELTER IN ORTHODOX CHURCH MATTHEW 27 Then Pilate released Barabbas to them; but Jesus he scourged, and gave him up to be crucified. 27 After that, the Governor’s soldiers took Jesus with […]

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: UN CONDEMNS POLAND FOR ALLOWING CIA TORTURE   MATTHEW 26 Open English Bible // 11 Meanwhile Jesus was brought before the Roman Governor. “Are you the king of the Jews?” asked the Governor. “It is true,” answered Jesus. 12 While […]

This blog offers a meditation on the Common ectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: POPE THANKS MERRIAM IBRAHIM FOR HER FAITH UNDER THREAT OF DEATH MATTHEW 27 At daybreak all the chief priests and the elders of the people consulted together against Jesus, to bring about his death. 2 They put […]

MATTHEW 26 69 Peter, meanwhile, was sitting outside in the courtyard; and a maidservant came up to him, and exclaimed: “Why, you were with Jesus the Galilean!” 70 But Peter denied it before them all. “I do not know what you mean,” he replied. 71 When he had gone out into the gateway, another maid […]

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: FEARFUL CHRISTIAN FAMILIES FLEE SYRIA MATTHEW 26 57 Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the teachers of the Law and elders had assembled. 58 Peter followed him at a distance […]

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: ISRAELI PROPORTIONALITY: 25 ISRAELI DEAD = 500 PALESTINIAN DEAD MATTHEW 26 47 And, while he was still speaking, Judas, who was one of the Twelve, came in sight; and with him was a great crowd of people, […]

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: THUGS BLOCK ACCESS TO BODIES IN UKRAINE MATTHEW 26 36 Then Jesus came with them to a garden called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples: “Sit down here while I go and pray over there.” 37 […]

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: LET’S BLAME EACH OTHER WHILE THE WORLD GOES TO HELL- WORLD RESPONSE TO VIOLENCE MATTHEW 26 26 While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and, after saying the blessing, broke it and, as he gave it to […]

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