Sunday Reflections

Beyond Us and Them

Sunday, April 25, 2021

What is the most profound text in the Hebrew Bible? Deut 10:12-19 describes a God who has no favourites and loves not only Israel but also the stranger. Israel is commanded to do the same. The most profound OT text is matched by the most difficult in the NT: ‘Love your enemies and do good to your abusers’ (Matt.5). Jesus...
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Seeing Jesus As He Really Is

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Some years ago, a senior colleague in ministry was appreciating a communion liturgy I carefully prepared with a progressive and universal character. However, he shocked me with his question: ‘But why have you got that word ‘Christ’ in there?’ Perhaps he thought Jesus understood as Christ had lost its meaning.His question prompted me to further focus my language on the...
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Make it Happen

Sunday, April 11, 2021

In a subject I took at university, one student was late for every single lecture.   The lecturer would have given us the handouts.   The subject of the next essay would have been announced.  The class would have settled down to take notes on the day’s lecture.  Then the door would open and this woman would come in, all...
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Standing Up Again

Sunday, April 04, 2021

You go to the funeral parlour for a viewing of someone you deeply love and when the casket is opened, there is no body! What do you imagine? But when you see neatly folded the clothes you had provided, what then? And when the director telephones the morgue and there is no body there …? Something phenomenal has happened. My...
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Relinquishment - The Pathway of Faith

Friday, April 02, 2021

‘Letting go’ can be agonizing, and yet to do so is precisely the invitation of this day, Good Friday. Three years ago when we moved house, we had over 100 wine cartons of stuff. But we had also got rid of a comparable amount. When we move house, we discover how attached we are to our books and pictures, our...
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