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Spiritual Reflection – Pentecost 20

Spiritual Reflection – Seasons To a large extent our perceptions of our immediate environment are shaped by our instinctive understanding of seasonal variation. What would be considered an unseasonably warm day in winter would be perceived as a cool day in the height of summer. The arrival and departure of the seasons means that our experience of particular realities changes according to…

Spiritual Reflection – Pentecost 19

Spiritual Reflection – Idols You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. (Ex. 20:4 NRSV) When I was younger I had a number of idols. As a young boy (and passionate Carlton supporter) my footballing…

Spiritual Reflection – Pentecost 18

The Cornerstone Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures: ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is amazing in our eyes’? (Matt. 21:42 NRSV) The people of Israel in ancient days were well aware of the critical importance of cornerstones. The…

Spiritual Reflection – Pentecost 17

Spiritual Reflection – By Whose Authority? When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” (Matt. 21:23 NRSV) The question of authority has been very topical under Covid 19 restrictions. We had the well…

Spiritual Reflection – Pentecost 16

Spiritual Reflection – The Labourers in the Vineyard But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. (Matt. 20:13–14 NRSV) The ‘Parable of the Labourers…

Spiritual Reflection – Pentecost 15

Spiritual Reflection – Reconciliation In the biblical story of Joseph, retold in the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, there is an emotive scene in which the now all-powerful Joseph reveals himself to the nervous brothers who had sold him into slavery. It is easy to imagine an angry confrontation in which the wrathful…

Spiritual Reflection – Pentecost 14

Spiritual Reflection – A Community of Love All who believed were together and had all things in common. —Acts 2:44 More than two thousand years ago Aristotle declared that a human being capable of living outside of society is either a wild beast or a god. Spinoza in the seventeenth century put the notion more…