Easter Day
As I write this reflection the news is full of the latest terror attacks in Brussels … suicide bomb blasts at the International airport and another on a metro train. People who were eyewitnesses have reported the horror, and footage from security cameras has been shared via the media. There are reports of Read...
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Palm Sunday
I have always loved Palm Sunday. As a little girl I always got caught up in the excitement of the event and I imagined being part of the occasion, skipping along beside the donkey and waving a child size palm branch. I remember being “browned off” about churches that paid only “token” Read...
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Fifth Sunday in Lent
As you know, I struggle with the heat and humidity of the climate of this area. My struggles are exacerbated by the need to wear robes for services. Some have asked “why do you continue to wear these robes?” while others would rather I add the Chasuble in Summer because that is the Read...
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Fourth Sunday in Lent
In 1986 Henri Nouwen, a Dutch theologian and writer, toured St. Petersburg, Russia, the former Leningrad. While there he visited the famous Hermitage where he saw, among other things, Rembrandt’s painting of the Prodigal Son. The painting was in a hallway and received the natural light of a nearby window. Nouwen stood for Read...
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Third Sunday in Lent
All of us have, at some stage, seen the humble bumblebee. We see them flying around, from flower to flower, spreading pollen. Few of us are likely to have thought much more about them, other than that we need to be wary of their sting. Or perhaps, that we desperately need to retain Read...
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First Sunday in Lent
We have just entered into the first full week of Lent. People have asked me for advice on what to give up. I know that some people are giving up a couple of hours of their time in order to study God’s word with the help of our study guide Read...
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Transfiguration
Moses and Elijah are two of the greatest Jewish heroes. Some Christian scholars suggest that in the transfiguration event, Moses represents the Law and Elijah the prophets. Both Moses and Elijah were called to lead God’s people in a new direction. Jesus shares this prophetic call with them. In seeing Moses, Elijah, and Read...
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5th Sunday after Pentecost B
Edited from ‘Preaching the Word’ by Tom Clancy When the state of origin football game gets very one-sided, the sports commentator often remarks that it would now take nothing short of a miracle to save the losing side.  Occasionally, that kind of miracle happens.  Some undaunted hero produces unsuspected reserves Read...
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4th Sunday after Pentecost B
News of further job losses evokes deep anxiety in many hearts. Those with jobs fear that they may lose them. The unemployed see every other job loss as lessening their own chances of being reemployed. For the young school- leavers and their parents, this anxiety becomes a cancer that erodes Read...
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