This coming Sunday (September 27) many are celebrating Creation Season.
This site is committed to the three year lectionary (RC) and its derivative, the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). Creation and redemption form the warp and weft of the Bible. Abandoning the agreed lectionary in order to focus on creation is an admission that you do not find enough about creation in the Bible readings set.
Rather than departing from that lectionary, in previous years resources have been provided on this site for a “creation reading” of our shared biblical texts. This means that this site has such creation reflections for Years C and A, and resources for this Creation Season for this year, Year B, will be added to that Creation Season resources page.
The lectionary for year B (2015, 2018, 2021…)
A creation reading of the lectionary for the Sunday between 25 September and 1 October:
Psalm 124 speaks of the power of water, the precariousness of birdlife (as a representative of life generally), the predatory nature of humanity, and God as maker of “heaven and earth”.
Numbers presents the human yearning for bounty in creation.
James images the need for water and the difficulties of drought.
Mark also shows the positive and negative possibilities of water and other elements of creation.
Here is a recent Newsweek article: ‘Human beings are not the master species but the servant species’: Andrew Linzey, Oxford animal theologian
Please add, in the comments below, any further creation insights from the lectionary readings, as well as other creation resources that will be useful this month. Some of these ideas will be added to the Creation Season resource page which I encourage you to also check out.
- Creation Season Sunday September 13
- Creation Season Sunday September 20
- Creation Season 2017
- Creation Season 2020
- Resources for Week Beginning 8 September