Born Comtemplative

I was struck recently by an article in the Church Times entitled ‘See the children’s bread from heaven’ Peter Hill,  the Arch-deacon of Nottingham outlines a diocesan motion to be put before the Synod that seeks to allow children to distribute communion. He writes of his own experience in informal …

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Siblings

Today’s Gospel passage for the Feast of St Andrew begins; ‘As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee he saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew; they were making a cast in the lake, for they were fishermen.’ Jesus calls two men, two men …

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Following your Heart

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Last week I attended a conference run by the National Office for Vocation. You might expect it to be vocations rather than vocation and therein lies the clue to the content of the day. The speakers highlighted the need for developing a ‘culture of vocation.’ Each one of us is called …

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Rediscovering Easter

Today is the feast of St Mary Magdalene, sometimes known as the apostle to the apostles because the Risen Christ asked her to proclaim the good news of his resurrection to the other apostles. It is a favourite feast of mine because it calls us to rediscover the joy of …

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Easter Vigil

Since the beginning of Lent we have journeyed with the Israelites through the wilderness, and struggled with the author of Hebrews to understand what Jesus has done for us; we have wondered with Isaiah over the ‘suffering servant’ and lamented with Jeremiah.  And through all of this the light of …

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Jesus

All you who pass this way, look and see: is any sorrow like the sorrow that afflicts me. No sorrow is too great for me to bear. He has made a yoke for me and encircled my head with weariness. No yoke is too heavy. He was blocked my way …

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Judas

Have all my choices led to this day? What are you prepared to give me if I hand him over to you? Was I destined to be the one who betrayed Him? From  that moment he looked for an opportunity to betray him. Or was it just one bad choice? …

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