“Lord, help us to look properly, see clearly, think straight, and be honest with You and ourselves. We are not gods, You ARE the Living God. Show us Truth, grant us mercy, and give us compassionate hearts. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.” … More It’s Complicated- Look, See, Pray
Do any of us really get the Trinity? It’s kinda like quantum mechanics (hang in with me here), which, though weird beyond belief, actually seems to work. … More Isaiah 6:1-8, John 1-17 – What do you see?
Epiphany 4 – The whole of the Bible is littered with outsiders being allowed in. Even several of Jesus’ ancestors were not Jewish – so how come it was such big news when Jesus said it? … More Luke 4:21-30
Epiphany 3 – What Jesus had was not just the temporary ‘up’ of having a good day – it was a much bigger, deeper kind of ‘up’. It was the kind of ‘up’ that stays up even when the scaffolding underneath is taken away.
Ignatius of Loyola called this state ‘consolation’. It is the state of knowing that you are walking in step with God and it is not dependent on the circumstances. … More Luke 4:14-21
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