Daily Lectionary Readings for Year A
The Revised Common Lectionary was published in 1992. It was a revision of the common lectionary of 1983, which was derived from the lectionary that came out of the post-Vatican II Conference. I encourage you to read more about the lectionary here.
Emblematic of God’s word throughout all of time I find it amazing that this grouping of scripture passages so often speak directly to our current human condition. These texts for May 26, 2020, chosen 28 years ago, are chillingly relevant.
I don't think God caused Covid-19 as a response to people grumbling and the sin that is among us and within us. Christ has atoned for sin. Nevertheless, there is a lot of grumbling. Doctors, nurses, scientists, and others have rushed in to the crowd to stand between the dead and the living to work to save lives. Thanks be to God for Aaron and his incense and those who are treating patients and researching for a vaccine. Peter writes the end is coming near. So be hospitable with one another without grumbling. Yes. Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God. Yes. Whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ. Yes. Read the lectionary texts for today. May God give us strength in this time of suffering to grumble less and love more.