Gathering the Scattered Ones

GENESIS 11.1-9 / Acts 2.1-21 / John 14.8-17 The Day of Pentecost When we say, “Come, Holy Spirit” what do we think will happen? What are we expecting? What are we hoping for? Perhaps a warm fuzzy feeling, maybe some divine inspiration, a little more confidence in our faith? When the Holy Spirit came to … Continue reading Gathering the Scattered Ones

Holy Spirit

Ezekiel 36.8-12, 24-28 / Romans 8.1-17   The 1970s were a time of great liturgical change in the Church of England, with many different forms of service being tried out. During this time, the then Bishop of Kensington is said to have turned up to lead a confirmation service which he began with the words: ‘The … Continue reading Holy Spirit

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?