Monthly Archives: September 2013

St Michael and All Angels

I wonder what image springs to mind when you think of ‘angels’?   I have a box full of images of angels that I have been collecting since my curacy, there are pictures of angels which are really quite ethereal, … Continue reading

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God’s Mighty Women: Mary – the pregnant one.

Mary- we’ll be spending a fair mount of time with her. Today we see her ‘overshadowed’ by the power of the Most High (read it here). Elizabeth was too old to have children, Mary is too young. Luke shows more … Continue reading

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God’s Mighty Women: Elizabeth – the barren one.

New Gospel. Luke introduces us quite quickly to the main characters and for him this includes Zechariah and Elizabeth. Read it here. Both have good priestly lineage, both are are noted as being faithful, but, they have no children. Surely, … Continue reading

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God’s Mighty Women: The Sisterhood of Marys

Mark finishes his gospel with the Marys – those who had remained at the foot of the cross, those who had followed him to the grave, those who return after the Sabbath to anoint and respect his body. They are … Continue reading

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Giving Graciously: Being Wise as Serpents and Innocent as Lambs

Today’s gospel passage is a really tricky one to understand – is Jesus really commending the man for cheating his boss? It doesn’t sound like something you would find in the Bible, it certainly contradicts the Commandment, ‘thou shalt not … Continue reading

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God’s Mighty Women: The Sinful Woman

The passage set for today is Luke 7: 36-50 We had it read to us at our monthly vicar’s meeting, followed by a meditation from an ancient theologian. I felt quite disturbed by some of the thoughts in that meditation, so … Continue reading

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Giving Graciously: Celebrating!

This year has been a bumper year for weddings – a bit like the opening of the film 4 Weddings and a Funeral, this summer has been a case of, if it’s a Saturday, it must be a wedding!   … Continue reading

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