The Mystery of the Ascension

The Mystery of the Ascension Ascension Day: Acts 1:1-11, Luke 24:44-53 There on the mountain top they find him gone – gone up, gone out, drawn in beyond our sight. Some doubt, some worship, hide and wait, move on; some wish to stay forever on the height. Was incarnation nothing but a play? Is GodContinue reading “The Mystery of the Ascension”

Breakfast on Shifting Sand

Today my long service leave ended and I am officially retired. I have been feeling rather raw all week, wanting to pull the blankets over my head, or some such equivalent of going fishing! As I woke up today this poem started to come to me. Breakfast on Shifting Sand Easter 3: John 21:1-19 LikeContinue reading “Breakfast on Shifting Sand”

Saul on the Road to Damascus

Saul on the Road to Damascus Easter 3; Acts 9:1-20 There vision failed him and his old self died. “Why do you persecute me, Saul?” Christ said. His zeal, thrown in the dust, will rise again, devoted to the work of Christ instead. Simply awesome, isn’t it: when one so sure of being right seesContinue reading “Saul on the Road to Damascus”

Encountering the Risen Christ

Encountering the Risen Christ Easter 2; John 20:11-31 Mary’s tears fell in the garden. Someone said, “Whom are you seeking?” Mary thought he was the gardener: deeper truth in that was speaking. When he called her name, she knew him, rose, commissioned at his bidding as apostle to apostles, though her culture was forbidding. JesusContinue reading “Encountering the Risen Christ”

Destined to be lost – and found?

Destined to be lost – and found? John 17:12, Acts 1:15-17,21-26, Matthew 27:3-10, Easter 7 If one or some are destined to be lost in order that your word might be fulfilled, are they not also yours, O Lord? What cost to Judas when his desperate hope was tossed upon the temple floor with silverContinue reading “Destined to be lost – and found?”