John 1:29-42 for Sunday, January 15, 2017


Photo: Pikes Peak from Palmer Park by Todd Spencer
Music: Stone’s Serenade by Trace Bundy*

*used with permission




Published by Todd Spencer

I am a spiritual director, a minister of spiritual formation, a husband and father. I live in the beautiful town of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

2 thoughts on “John 1:29-42 for Sunday, January 15, 2017

  1. Every day I have been wishing for a different reading. I feel this one is flat. Then this morning it strikes me as ominous that Jesus gives Simon a different name to go by. As my wife and I struggle with seemingly never getting on top of our finances I hear Jesus give Simon a new moniker – and knowing the struggles Peter then has, at least we are in good company – in our faith to follow Jesus.


    1. I think I know what you mean by “wishing for a different reading.” Some weeks a text that shows up in the lectionary seems to be less than or not desirable somehow. But then I remember that part of the beauty of using the lectionary is that I am kinda forced to be exposed to parts of the Scripture that otherwise I would not be allowing God to reach me through. It helps me try new trails in the adventure, and not just stick with my favorites.


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