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Advent 4

Today we remember the Virgin Mary. What a wonderful example she is to us all of grace filled surrender to the unreasonable and difficult demands which God makes of us all. In God the impossible becomes  possible. As we surrender to God in prayer, putting our own projects and desires to one side and listening […]

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Advent 3

Philippians 4:4-7, Luke 3: 7-18 So much of the Bible is filled with terrifying passages of death and destruction.  There is a sense of control through fear.  This is my less favourite side of the season of Advent.  Repent for the end of the world is here, the Kingdom of God is at hand you […]

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Advent 2

How small do we make our understanding of Christ.  As we await the miracle of the incarnation, the moment when the Transcendent God chose to limit himself to a geographical place on earth, to a time in history, we must not loose sight of the bigger picture. The Big bang was the moment when everything […]

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Advent is a season of penitence

  Advent is a season of penitence similar to Lent. Rather than giving things up during these seasons why don’t we try to do more. More prayer, more silence, more spiritual reading as we approach the busy Christmas tide give ourselves the present of some time out. Time to reflect upon who we really are. […]

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What a wonderful time of the year Harvest is.  It puts us directly in touch with the abundance and glory of our world as it produces the fruits of the harvest in field, orchard, hedgerow and garden. An attitude of awe and wonder at the beneficence of our environment, in conjunction with the skills of […]

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TRINITY 17 : MARK 9:30 – 37

Then Jesus took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them “Who ever welcomes one such child in my name, welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.” Jesus is quite clear on the status of children. He […]

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