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The message of Christmas

Like the shepherds who first went with haste to the stable, let us halt in wonder before the sign that God has given us: “A baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger” (Luke 2:12). In silence, let us fall to our knees and worship. What does that Child, born for us of […]

Sunday 9 December

2nd Sunday of Advent Baruch 5:1-9; Psalm 125 (126); Philippians 1:3-6, 8-11; Luke 3:1-6 Expand the mind As with the birth of Jesus (2:1-3), Luke places the Word of God coming to John the Baptist within the framework of the whole world – the Roman Empire, its local rulers in Palestine and the Jewish leadership. […]

Monday 24 September

Proverbs 3:27-34; Psalm 15; Luke 8:16-18 Trust the Word’s goodness The parable of the lamp makes clear that Christians are not passive hearers of the Word. When enlightenment is received the disciple is to allow it to give light to others. It is tempting to enclose our faith into a private box within. We are […]

More Learning from Bears and Bees

‘Well,’ said Pooh, ‘what I like best, and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.’ (AA Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh […]