Luke 4.1-13 Introduction So, we have reached the season of Lent. We might see this time as a kind of spiritual detox, where we give up chocolate and pray a lot instead. Or we might see it as a drudge, or a duty, or just as irrelevant. Or we might think it’s all a bit … Continue reading Opportunity Beckons
Jeremiah 31.31-34 / Hebrews 5.5-10 / John 12.20-33 5th Sunday of Lent / Year B I don’t know what sort of things you’re passionate about. When I say passionate I mean that you feel gripped by them, unable to let them go – you want to spend lots of time doing them because they … Continue reading What’s Your Passion?
A Jewish saying counsels that each person should have a note in each pocket. In one pocket, the note should announce “for you the universe was created”. In the other, “you are dust”. Ash Wednesday reminds us that we are dust, that our lives are short, and that we go wrong in so many … Continue reading Ash Wednesday
2 Kings 2.1-12 & Mark 9.2-9 Sunday next before Lent/Year B This week I’ve been up in my attic rummaging through old things. I don’t go up there much because there’s a danger of meeting spiders, but for some reason I had an urge to do some clearing out, and it’s not a big … Continue reading Elijah, Elisha and Transfiguration