Hymn Meditation – On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry

On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry Picture John, Cousin of Jesus, Standing in the River Jordan Baptising. When suddenly John, with stomach Full of locusts And other assorted goodies Announces that the Lord is coming And will bring Glad tidings For all. John has prepared The path, The way made straight. In our heart let … More Hymn Meditation – On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry

Baptism of Christ – Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Epiphany 1 – It’s easy to fake repentance, and even great deeds, as Jesus said in Matt 7. “On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?’ Then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; go away from me, you evildoers.’” Ouch! Their faith was not real. It looked great from the outside, but had no inside. So how can we tell what’s real beauty and what’s just good make-up? How can we tell real repentance from following the crowd? How can we tell wheat from chaff? … More Baptism of Christ – Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Luke 3:1-6

Advent 2 – John was sent to ‘prepare the way of the Lord’. He was the PR Events Manager who went ahead of the VIP, making sure everything, everyone, was ready for his coming. We need to make sure we’re ready too. Advent is the perfect time for a spiritual spring-clean. After all, if the Queen were coming round for tea, you’d make sure the loo was sparkling and there were some good biscuits in, wouldn’t you? … More Luke 3:1-6