Dreaming our own dreams

SERMON  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  1 Samuel 3.1-10  Psalm 139.1-5, 12-18  1 Corinthians 6.12-20  John 1.43-51  Sunday 17 January  Dreaming our own dreams ©Suzanne Grimmett “He had all the wrong dreams, all, all wrong. He never knew who he was.”  These tragic words are delivered by Biff Loman in the Arthur Miller play, “The  … Read more

The Joy of Being a Nobody from Nowheresville

SERMON Sunday 10 January 2021 The Baptism of our Lord Genesis 1.1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19.1-7 Mark 1.4-11 The joy of being a nobody from nowheresville                                            ©Suzanne Grimmett “The birthday of the god was for the world the beginning of the joyful messages which have gone forth because of him” Sounds like something we … Read more

Falling in love with solid ground

SERMON Sunday 3 January, The Epiphany of our Lord Isaiah 60.1-6 Psalm 72.1-7, 10-14 Ephesians 3.1-12 Matthew 2.1-12 Falling in love with solid ground                                                ©Suzanne Grimmett The turning of a new year can see us looking back to reflect on the one that has past and looking forward to the year that lies before us. … Read more

Recovering our imagination

SERMON Recovering our imagination                                                    ©Suzanne Grimmett New Year’s Eve Isaiah 11:1-3, 6-9 2 Corinthians 5:16-21   What if hope is not an idea or a feeling but a practice? If hope was active engagement rather than a thought, the most obvious ground for it to be nourished would be in courage. While fear isolates, courage … Read more

Betrayed into good

A sermon offered by the Reverend Suzanne Grimmett | 25 December 2020 St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly                                                                   ©Suzanne Grimmett “Christmas is,” said G.K Chesterton, “as if a man had found an inner room in the very heart of his own house, which he had never suspected, and seen a light from within. It is … Read more

Righteousness and bliss shall kiss

SERMON Sunday 6 December 2020 Righteousness and bliss shall kiss                                          ©Suzanne Grimmett “The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” In characteristic Markan fashion, there is little preamble- John “appears in the wilderness”, the action begins.  The entry of John was a sign of the initiative of God in … Read more

Kneeling

Kneeling                                          by RS Thomas Moments of great calm, Kneeling before an altar Of wood in a stone church In summer, waiting for the God To speak; the air a staircase For silence; the sun’s light Ringing me, as though I acted A … Read more

Advent Solidarity

Believe the worst and don’t be disappointed. That’s what many would see as good advice in our dealings with one another. Have your ever been told that someone’s cynicism about humankind is really just being realistic? I don’t think we wish to believe the worst. In fact, I believe that in the heart of every person … Read more

Getting what we expect

SERMON  Sunday 15 November 2020  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Matthew 25:14-30  Getting what we expect ©Suzanne Grimmett  I have recently tried out something called an “Escape Room” with a few friends.  It is a game where you have to solve a puzzle in a room set up with lots of clues,  but no easy … Read more