Tag Archives: God

Not a Comfort Blanket

(Acts 17, 22-31; John 14, 15-21)   Can you remember having a something which you used to comfort yourself when you were a baby or a small child? Or something your children had? For some children it’s a dummy, for … Continue reading

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Mothering Sunday God

When my mother was alive, I used to spend a lot of time in card shops at this time of year. She was a lifelong traditional Anglican, and to her this Sunday was Mothering Sunday, not Mothers’ Day, so that … Continue reading

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Essentials of Prayer

(Psalm 84, 1-7; Luke 18, 9-14)   Imagine the scene. It is either dawn or mid-afternoon and the sacrifice of atonement for the sins of the people of Israel is being offered in the Temple in Jerusalem. As the proper … Continue reading

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Persisting in Prayer

(Proper 23. Year C. 2 Tim. 3.14 – 4.5; Luke 18, 1-8) Noel Coward wrote in one of his plays: “Extraordinary how potent cheap music is”. I think many of us know the truth of that. A line from a … Continue reading

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Lost.

(1 Tim. 1, 12-17; Luke 15, 1-10)   My family will tell you that I’m addicted to Facebook!   One of the pages that I check up on almost every day is the page covering the district where we live. … Continue reading

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Carry your Cross.

 Deuteronomy 30, 15-20; Luke 14, 25-33. In today’s readings we get two different pictures of the religious life. In Deuteronomy we get what might be called the prosperity gospel – which was a theme which ran through many of the … Continue reading

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God of Law or God of Grace?

Hebrews 12. 18-29; Luke 13, 10-17. I wonder how you picture God? At home I have a collection of images of the divine from some of the Eastern religions, known to my children as “Mum’s heathen gods”. There are Hindu … Continue reading

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