Compassion of God

A talk given at Morning Prayer on 23rd October 2019 Ecclesiasticus 18.1-14 / Mark 15.33-41 The Apocrypha Our first reading today came from the book of Ecclesiasticus, also known as the Wisdom of Sirach or just Sirach, which is one of the books of the Old Testament Apocrypha. Nowadays when we refer to something as … Continue reading Compassion of God

Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know?

2nd Sunday after Trinity /Proper 5 / Year B Mark 3.20-35   Lady Caroline Lamb said of the poet Lord Byron that he was “mad, bad and dangerous to know”. If this phrase had been around in 1st century Israel it would’ve been very useful to the enemies of Jesus. They’re possibly scared of Jesus’ … Continue reading Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know?

Making Mistakes

“We are sometimes crippled by our weakest moments and embrace that weakness as our unalterable fate, but the reality is that ‘there is always time for endurance, time for patience, time for healing, time for change. Have you slipped? Rise up. Have you sinned? Cease’#BasilTheGreat”.   I feel like I’ve maybe gone a bit too … Continue reading Making Mistakes