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

The Light of Resurrection

Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ (John 20: 26b) In this season of new life we hear stories where we encounter the risen Lord which help us re-imagine our lives in the light of that resurrection. The peace Jesus offers is the peace of our kinship as one family … 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

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

Light and dark

For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ”.2 Corinthians 4:6 When light is available, there is calm and quiet and rest in the dark. Blackout curtains … Read more

Are you in a flap?

But those who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40: 31) In our Gospel today, we see Jesus retreat, slipping away while it was still dark, to find time to pray. His … Read more

Start close in

When planning for the future it is tempting to imagine the place you could arrive, years down the track, when all the barriers have been removed, the possibilities you hope for have come to be and everything you believe you can accomplish has been achieved. Then, you think, I can begin. We can approach planning … Read more