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Tuesday 28 December

The Holy Innocents (F) 1 John 1:5-2:2; Psalm 124:2-5, 7-8; Matthew 2:13-18 Out of Egypt Pharoah decreed that all male babies born to the Israelites be slain. Moses escaped the subsequent slaughter. He grew up and led the Israelites out of Egypt to freedom. These events are the mirror image of the flight into Egypt […]

Friday 18th December

Jer 23:5-8 two big historical events defined Israel, captivity in Egypt and deportation to Babylon. From Babylon Jeremiah writes of the great gift Judaism is to the world. They showed the world that all life is good and bad, but things will always get better in the big plan of God. Mt 1: 18-24 at […]

Monday 20 July

Exodus 14:5-18, Cant. Exodus, 14:1-18Matthew 12:38-42 Be at peace When we read Bible stories as parables, they speak to us of our own journey with God. The Israelites find their freedom but rejoicing doesn’t last long. With the first setback, they wish they were back in Egypt. Moses reassures them, telling them to be at […]

Saturday 18 July

Exodus 12:37-42, Psalm 136, Matthew 12:14-21 The time of trial The Israelites leave Egypt to begin a long journey to their promised land. We are told they were forty years in the wilderness; but that may not have been actual time. Numerology was important to the Jews, and the number forty represented the “time of […]

Can You Bear It?

A teenager was always asking his father if he could borrow the family car. Pushed to the limit, the father asked his son why he thought God had given him two feet. Without hesitation, the son replied, “That’s easy – one for the clutch, and one for the accelerator.” Smith climbs to the top of […]