Trinity 17

Today’s gospel is probably one of the more familiar healing passages known to most of us and follows a number of sayings from Jesus that Luke has recorded, such as the Rich man and Lazarus … More Trinity 17

Candlemas

We all know Candlemas as the time in the Christian year when we bless the candles that are used in church throughout the year and as the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple when it was customary for parents to present their baby boy in the temple to give thanks to God … More Candlemas

Encountering God

‘Daddy,‘ said a little girl one day, ‘Where does God live?’ ‘God lives everywhere,’ came the reply. She lifted her Dad’s empty coffee cup from the table. ‘Well, is he in this cup?’ ‘I suppose he must be in the cup!’, replied her father. She dropped her hand straight down to cover the rim. ‘Got him!’, she shouted … More Encountering God

There is no Pecking Order in the Kingdom of God

I wonder if anyone played the game of careers as a child? It was a board game, a bit like monopoly, although instead of buying property, as you moved around the board you followed different occupations, which would bring you happiness, money or fame. You set your own goals at the beginning, and won by being the first to achieve them. It gave a very simple message – life is a competition, success is what matters … More There is no Pecking Order in the Kingdom of God

Community

What do we think of when we hear the word “community”?

Do we think of our families, our schools, our church or groups that we belong to? Is it a sense of people that we already know or could it be a wider group of people linked in some way that we are yet to meet? … More Community