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Spiritual Reflection – Pentecost 21

Spiritual Reflection – To Serve But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant. (Mark 10:43 NRSV) When the apostles begin arguing among themselves, after James and John, the sons of Zebedee, ask Jesus grant them positions of power and authority, Jesus answered by telling them that if they wanted to be…

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Spiritual Reflection – Priorities  Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” (Mark 10:23 NRSV) J. Paul Getty was an American oil tycoon who at one time was noted as being the richest man in the world. In 1973 his grandson, John Paul Getty III,…

Spiritual Reflection – Pentecost 18

Spiritual Reflection – Inclusiveness One of the lessons that Jesus was constantly teaching his disciples was that no one was unimportant. This is the message behind his welcoming of small children and his harsh condemnation of any who would scandalise these “little ones.” In the kingdom of God no one is unimportant. It is the…

Spiritual Reflection – Pentecost 17

Spiritual Reflection – A World Gone Mad I find myself becoming increasingly frustrated with posts on Facebook in relation to the issues of reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians, the transgender debate, the future of women in Afghanistan under a Taliban regime, the plight of refugees, and the issue of blessing of same-sex marriages in the church. And while I don’t necessarily…

Spiritual Reflection – Pentecost 16

Spiritual Reflection – Imperfection Many of Jesus’ contemporaries would have liked him to present himself in a more heroic mode. His ordinariness was an affront to their expectations of a triumphant messiah. They were looking for a glorious epiphany, and what they got was something more humdrum and down-to-earth.  People of my generation grew up…

Spiritual Reflection – Pentecost 14

Spiritual Reflection – Human Tradition and God’s Commandments As most of you know I was raised in the tradition and teaching of the Roman Catholic Church from a young age and I wasn’t exposed to the Anglican Church until late in my adult life. One of the positive aspects of the Anglican Church (particularly in the Diocese of Melbourne) that I became…

Spiritual Reflection – Pentecost 13

Spiritual Reflection – Incarnation Human life begins as a single cell, dependent on its immediate environment. The miracle of life is that it remains itself, even as it develops. The single cell multiplies and diversifies, forming a more complex organism, until it becomes independent. And so it comes to birth. But growth continues. The care…