Power (still) corrupts

Taken as a story today’s gospel reading has everything. Royalty and power, sex, violence, narrative tension – it’s no wonder that it inspired the play Salome by Oscar Wilde, an opera by Richard Strauss and a film starring Rita Hayworth. But it’s an unusual story to find in the gospels– it hardly refers to Jesus at all … More Power (still) corrupts

Our deepest longing

The woman had heard that Jesus was coming to town. From somewhere she dredged up her last little bit of hope. For 12 years she had been trying every remedy under the sun. It wasn’t just a question of being drained and anaemic from the continual loss of blood. It was also the shame of being unclean … More Our deepest longing

PSALM 126: 1-7

Our psalm today is a beautiful union of restoration and rejoicing. It is one of several “Songs of Ascents” thought, by some commentators, to have most likely been used by the faithful as they made their pilgrimage to Jerusalem … More PSALM 126: 1-7