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Spiritual Reflection – Pentecost 9

Spiritual Reflection – Eucharist When we consider the gospel narratives of the multiplication of the loaves, we find four activities of Christ conjoined. He welcomes. He teaches. He heals. He feeds. In the sacramental order in which we encounter the real presence of Christ, we are the beneficiaries of these same four actions. Christ welcomes…

Spiritual Reflection – Pentecost 7

Spiritual Reflection – Service The teaching of Jesus about the exercise of authority is unambiguous. It is to be a matter not of domination but of service. This is a very challenging idea, since our understanding of how authority works is shaped by the secular environment in which we have been reared. The person in…

Spiritual Reflection – Pentecost 6

Spiritual Reflection – Prophets The saying about prophets not being welcomed in their own country has been a solace to many of those who are alienated from the community in which they live. They seem to believe that anyone who is not accepted must automatically be regarded as a prophet. Perhaps they forget that there…

Spiritual Reflection – Pentecost 5

Spiritual Reflection – Faith Versus Hope She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, for she said, “If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.” (Mark 5:27–28 NRSV) It’s not uncommon to hear stories of people suffering from life-threatening illnesses who turn to unorthodox or experimental forms of treatment when…

Spiritual Reflection – Pentecost 4

Spiritual Reflection – Fear & Uncertainty He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” (Mark 4:40 NRSV) The Gospel of Mark presents us with a story of Jesus teaching a large crowd by the shore of the Sea of Galilee, and then getting into a boat with his disciples to cross over to the land on the…

Spiritual Reflection – Pentecost 3

Spiritual Reflection – In God’s Time . . . for we walk by faith, not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7 NRSV) We live in a world that values immediacy. The demand is for instant gratification. People are no longer prepared to wait for what they want. If they see something they want, then they want it right away. As a teenager I…

Spiritual Reflection – Pentecost 2

Spiritual Reflection – Trusting In God Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:5–6 NRSV) The prophet Isaiah tells the story of how the kings of Aram (Syria) and Ephraim (Israel) tried to force King Ahaz of Judah to…

Spiritual Reflection – Trinity Sunday

Spiritual Reflection – The Trinity  Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. —Matthew 28:19  I have been thinking a lot lately about communication. Not so much about the medium—email versus snail mail, blogs versus tweets—but about the…

Spiritual Reflection – Pentecost

Spiritual Reflection – The Day of Pentecost All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. (Acts 2:4 NRSV) We read in the Acts of the Apostles the following description of the Apostles receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost: “And suddenly from heaven…