A Chance to Die Sermon for Passion Sunday 21 March 2021 St John the Baptist Felixstowe Text: Jesus said, “Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. (John 12v24) God give you peace my… Continue reading A Chance to Die
Thanks, But No Thanks Words for the First Sunday of Lent – 21 February 2021 – A cyber sermon from the Vicarage Text: And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. (Mark 1v12) God give you peace my Sisters and Brothers. Teresa of Avila, a 16th Century Spanish noble woman turned Mother Superior… Continue reading Thanks, But No Thanks
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.
In our pilgrimage we often rush from one task to the next without always listening to the whisperings of God inbetween. Obedience is as important as fiathfulness
Sainthood for Dummies!
To be a saint is the everyday task of the Christian. However tradition dictates that we can only become saints once we have died. Learning to die is the key to learning to live
‘The salvation of my enemy is tied up in my own’ and so even when they attack, malign, or belittle me I must learn to bear their wounds so we may both become whole