Tag Archives: God

Feed the children or go to the dogs?

(Isaiah 56, 1 & 6-8; Rom. 11, 1-2a & 29-32; Matt. 15,21-28)   What are we here for? What is the task of the Church?   The standard answer, if you look on a lot of church websites, is that … Continue reading

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Choosing a Leader

(Romans 7, 15-25a; Matthew 11, 16-19 & 25-30) “For John came neither eating and drinking, and they say ‘He has a demon’; and the Son of Man comes eating and drinking and they say, ’Look, a glutton and a drunkard, … Continue reading

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Doubting Thomas?

(Ephesians 2, 19-22; John 20, 24-29)   It’s possible nowadays to have very professional looking greetings cards made by a commercial company, using photographs you yourself have taken. My husband had one recently from our son.  But I wonder how … Continue reading

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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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