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Sunday 2 December

1st Sunday of Advent Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 24 (25):4-5, 8-9, 10, 14; 1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2; Luke 21:25-28, 34-36 Raise your heads Luke is convinced of God’s presence and victory over evil. This means God cares about humanity and the earth. As the sprouting fig leaves indicate summer is near, so the whole cosmos is affected […]

Reflections on Emmaus

We lament the state the world is in, understandably. There is so much sadness. So many people suffering as victims – of floods, fires, road accidents; or of mental, physical and sexual violation, hunger and malnutrition, homelessness; of slavery, sex trafficking, environmental destruction … the list of human misfortune and exploitation makes for truly sad […]

Sunday 30 April

Third Sunday of Easter Acts 2:14, 22-33; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:17-21; Luke 24:13-35 Hearts aflame Sometimes, if we are fortunate, our hearts may ‘burn within us,’ as happened to the two disciples on the way to Emmaus. This may happen in times of prayer, or when we are spending good time with friends or […]

Wednesday 8 April

Acts 3:1-10; Ps 105; Luke 24:13-35 The breaking of the bread Today we hear the Emmaus story. It reminds us that even though the disciples heard that Jesus was risen it wasn’t all straightforward to them. Jesus walks with them, explains the scriptures, draws them in. Where do they recognise him? In the breaking of […]


After the crucifixion one of Jesus’ disciples named Cleophas is made memorable by this story. He and a companion are walking to a town which Luke calls Emmaus, described by Luke as being sixty furlongs from Jerusalem. He is with a companion who is unnamed. I like to think that this companion is Mary, his […]