On love and crossbearing. Trinity 12. A sermon.

We continue, in our Gospel reading this week, to see the world, and to see discipleship and travelling with Jesus through the eyes of Peter – that particularly human figure, courageous (remember his walking on water), sharp (last week he saw in Jesus what others could not), yet impulsive and doubtful as well. And yet, …

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Mary

In blazing light you grasp new freedom found, Now steady spirit finding tasting rest. You walk away from all that which has bound, But still the same old voices cry possessed. In candle light you sit and weep and wait, Stinging salt meets fragrant oil, out poured  Patched up Heart, words wasted come too late, …

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Cast out demons – a homily for ordinary time

Good morning everybody.  May I speak in the name of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, This week the Church enters the long period known as ordinary time, weeks and months which stretch out before us and will carry us back around to Advent. You’ll notice that our priests have green stoles on today, and …

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After Ascension. Luke / Acts

After he left usWe ran, knees bruised with blessing,dust and joy spilling out of us.We ran to the temple,The only place we knew to go.Where lamps were lit and the prayers already ascending,Chasing him up.Our home.Our place of consolation, of rising, falling,Of all our ageless story.We joined old men, and prophets who’d followed Anna,And we …

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‘Wine to remember’ – sacramentality and lockdown

Lockdown begins and I am glum.  I feel cast off and out of my depth.  Sunday mornings pass and I sit at home, in the Deacon doldrums.  I sit in all the doldrums.  I’m not sure how to move through the week without the sustenance of Sundays.  My spirituality is centred on receiving God in the …

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