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May 31, 2020

PENTECOST
Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 104; 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13; John 20:19-23
Leaving the room
How do we get out of the ‘room’ of our fears, of our tiredness, of our disillusionment, of our pain? In a sense, that ‘room’ can be like the room the disciples were in at Pentecost – something that holds us in because we are scared of what might be waiting for us if we leave it.… More

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Saturday 30 May

Acts 28:16-20, 30-31; Psalm 11; John 21:20-25
Of mystery and love
Peter’s question to Jesus about John reveals an attitude many of us can relate to – a desire to be 'in the know' and in control of things. And it is from this that Jesus diverts him: “If I wish that he remains until I come, what is that to you?”… More

Friday 29 May

Acts 25:13-21; Psalm 103; John 21:15-19
Do you love me?
It’s understandable that Simon Peter gets a bit upset with Jesus’ repeated questioning as to whether or not Simon loves him. But the focus is not so much on the word “love” as on “you” - as in, this is Simon Peter’s personal commitment to Jesus, no one else’s.… More

Thursday 28 May

Acts 22:30, 23:6-11; Psalm 16; John 17:20-26
Divide and conquer
‘Divide and conquer’ is not always a positive approach – but it can at times be very useful. Paul uses it successfully to expose the fact that, while the Pharisees and Sadducees might have common ground in opposing him, they certainly are not united in their beliefs.… More


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