Do I Aftu? Words for the Sixth Sunday of Easter – 9 May 2021 – A cyber sermon from the Vicarage Text: ‘If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11I have said these things to you so that my… Continue reading Do I Aftu?
Walking in the Footsteps of Christ- Easter Day A Lenten Journey with the Rule of the Third Order of the Society of St Francis These Reflections which take the Rule of the Third Order as their springboard, were originally published in Lent 2012 are being republished during Easter 2020 as a way of deepening our… Continue reading Walking in the Footsteps of Christ- Easter Day
Walking in the Footsteps of Christ – Day 40 Holy Saturday A Lenten Journey with the Rule of the Third Order of the Society of St Francis These Reflections which take the Rule of the Third Order as their springboard, were originally published in Lent 2012 are being republished during Easter 2020 as a way… Continue reading Walking in the Footsteps of Christ – Day 40
It is never the amount of prayer that is important, though if you have more time to pray use it, it is ensuring that time for prayer however short, is set aside.
Can privilege and wealth ever be used in the service of Righteousness?
Francis was a Rich Young Ruler who showed us a way of using all that we have to serve all those whom God loves.
Speaking out for justice and peace is not easy work and it is difficult to do it and still be cheerful. Yet, it is only as we reach for the joy ahead of us that we are able to find the strength to endure the persecution of the present.
In following Christ there is no room for prejudice or discrimination against any who are ‘different’ in any way.
As the Sunday School song reminds us ‘All are precious in his sight’ and so everyone must be precious to us as well
Life would be much easier if we could pick and choose who we are called to care for, to forgive, and to cherish. Following in Christ’s footsteps demands that we even forgive and save those whom we don’t like and who dislike us.
If we are honest we cannot ‘make’ anybody into a disciple of Christ, that is the work of the Holy Spirit. All we can do is to live lives that are so transformed by the Gospel of Christ that people want something of what we have.
Telling other people our beliefs is not easy, and when we do we need to do so with love and care but it is a task that must be done or how else will people know who we are?