Our role as witnesses

Your life as a Christian should make non-believers question their disbelief.Dietrich Bonhoeffer Easter is a wonderful season to reflect on our role as witnesses. Resurrection was not just an event over two thousand years ago, but is a present lived reality in the life of everyone following Jesus’ way. Too often resurrection has been seen as … Read more

This is the Day

Homily for the Easter Vigil Service Sunday 4 April 2021 This is the day                                                      ©Suzanne Grimmett This is the day when we gather to tell how God’s story has become our story. This is the story that stretches from the darkness before creation to the darkness of an enslaved peoples, to the darkness of … Read more

What have we become?

Good Friday 2021 “What have we become?”                                                     ©Suzanne Grimmett We have stored the usual list of secrets, Of acres of guilt unforgiven, Of desires too rich to utter. Beyond that, we have a secret list of hurts, From ancient days with parents and siblings, From assorted bullies at playschool And in adult life; Some … Read more

Trust the Down

Trust the down                                                                    ©Suzanne Grimmett      If you could reach into yourself and remove all your fears- every single one- what would your life be like? How would you be different? Many have said that there are only really two emotions: love and fear. The others are secondary to these. In fact, it would be … Read more

Take up your cross

A Collect for Palm Sunday and Holy WeekHumble Lord,while people clamoured for a warrior-king,the colt revealed your servanthood:as you face the way of tears,the tearing of the temple veil,take us from the baying mobto place our faith in you,Jesus Christ, our victim and our saviour. Amen. (From Prayers for an Inclusive Church by Steven Shakespeare.) Throughout this Lenten season … Read more

Thy will be done

In “Awakening My Faith,” Bishop Jeremy provides us with this reflection; C.S. Lewis wrote “There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done.” All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that … Read more

When the Poison is the Cure

Fourth Sunday in Lent 13 March 2021 Numbers 21.4-9 Psalm 107.1-3, 17-22      Ephesians 2.1-10     John 3.14-21 When the poison is the cure                                                                 ©Suzanne Grimmett “Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, … Read more

On the way

In our Lenten study this week we read that ‘the earliest Christians were known as people who were “on the way” – they were known for how they lived and what they did- suggesting that our spiritual lives are not just about following rules or being “saved” so much as they are about life-long journeys … Read more

A collect for the second week of Lent

God of dispossession,you rebuke our refusalto give up our idols,separate and safe:Send us with JesusOn the way of the cross,That we might lose our love of deathAnd take the risk of lifeThrough Jesus Christ, the new covenant. Amen. (from Prayers for an Inclusive Church by Steven Shakespeare) As we come to the end of the second week of our … Read more