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Hallelujah Anyway

Hallelujah Anyway

HALLELUJAH ANYWAY by Hugh Farquhar The Psalm Selection designated for this Sunday is Psalm 147:12-20 This Psalm is from a section of Psalms called “Praise Psalms,” and this portion of it opens with a burst of praise, “Hallelujah . . . praise your God.” This is a...

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A Comforting Christmas

A Comforting Christmas

A COMFORTING CHRISMAS by Hugh Farquhar The Old Testament Lectionary Reading designated for the Second Sunday in Advent is Isaiah 40:1-11. The first verse caught my attention: “Comfort, O comfort my people” says your God. “Speak tenderly to Jerusalem.” (Isaiah...

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Mixed Metaphors

Mixed Metaphors

MIXED METAPHORS by Hugh Farquhar The Reading from the Hebrew Scriptures assigned in the Lectionary for this coming Sunday, Reign of Christ Sunday, is Ezekiel 34:11-15, 20-24. I remember the occasion when Queen Elizabeth presented a medal to my father. He had helped to...

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