In the Christian life it is tempting to try and please God ‘works of righteousness’, appease God by self-sacrifices, or hide from God because of our behaviour. However nothing can remove us from the fact that whoever and wherever we are God is pleased with us.
We have learnt from last year to tread carefully rather than boldly into the darkness of the New Year. However the Magi have lessons to teach us about turning the fickleness of Fate into a Starstruck faith
At Christmas we sing about shepherds watching over their flocks by night. What were they watching for and why does their response bring us hope as we go through the dark night of Covid…
It is a commonplace that ‘the Medium is the Message’ but in the business of proclaiming the Good News history is littered with messengers become Message and so failing to proclaim the Word they came to serve.
Sometimes. looking at God’s rescue plan for a wayward creation, it may seem as if Baldrick is Director of Communications in heaven, but….
Sometimes life is so uncertain all that we can do is throw out a prayer in the hope that God is listening and will catch our words. The Good News of Advent and Christmas is that God is waiting to hear us.
The King of the Fisherfolk does not wear rich robes but instead travels in disguise and we can only find this Holy Grail when we learn to reach out to help the thirsty and the hungry, the naked and the homeless, the sick and the imprisoned.
AS the Church of England begins to receive the Living in Love and Faith Resources this blog reflects on the reason the process began.
The challenge faced by the One Talent Parable is that he forgets it is the Master’s property he is burying not his own. In the Christian life we must remember that we have nothing to offer except the generosity of our Master and if we bury that how will other’s know about God’s love.
Blow, Gabriel, Blow! Words for Remembrance Sunday – 8 November 2020 – A cyber sermon from the Vicarage Text: For the Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel’s call and with the sound of God’s trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first. (1 Thessalonians 4.13-18) … Continue reading Blow, Gabriel, Blow!