Feasting on the Word: Additional Essays include essays on the lections that are not covered in the Feasting on the Word print volumes. Essays included are from the Day of Pentecost through Proper 28, for Years A-C.
The Revised Common Lectionary offers two tracks of Old Testament texts for the Season after Pentecost or Ordinary Time: a semicontinuous track, which moves through stories and characters in the Old Testament, and a complementary track, which ties the Old Testament texts to the theme of the Gospel texts for that day. Some denominational traditions favor one over the other, and not all of the lections are included in the print volumes. Additional essays were developed following the same format as the print volumes to include all lections included in the Revised Common Lectionary for the season after Pentecost.
“This disturbing narrative makes a profound statement about the freedom God allows people to decide and to act. God does not control human actions, obedience, or response. God has called Abraham for a mission, but Abraham’s participation is Abraham’s choice. Abraham cannot initiate the mission, but he can choose to take part in what God has begun.” (Volume 2, Page 6)
“The forgiveness or retention of sins is thus an action taken within the community and for the benefit of the community, not in order that individuals may render judgment on outsiders or on their own recognizance.” (Volume 1, Page 3)
“gives them the spiritual power to carry out that mission in community” (Volume 1, Page 3)
“commissions his disciples to continue his mission of divine love” (Volume 1, Page 3)
“We know this to be true because the prophet Isaiah tells us this. We know this to be true because the prophet uses language that intentionally pierces our hearts: struck down and afflicted … wounded and crushed for others’ sinfulness … led to slaughter like an innocent lamb … oppressed and cut off and isolated from all others.” (Volume 47, Page 5)
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