Advent 1    November 29  Mark 13:24-37

Advent 1 November 29 Mark 13:24-37

Christmas preparations are happening in our shops, our streets, our churches, our homes. But this year it is all a bit subdued as we are still feeling the effects of COVID19. For many people, Christmas will be very different this year. Many have lost loved ones; our...
Christ the King  November 22      Matthew 25:31- 46

Christ the King November 22 Matthew 25:31- 46

It is obvious that with these words, recorded in Matthew 25, Jesus wants us to be uncomfortable; and he wants us to open our eyes, ears and hearts to the needs of those around us. Because none of us has been as attentive to others’ needs as we could have been,...
Pentecost 24  November 15  Matthew 25:14-30

Pentecost 24 November 15 Matthew 25:14-30

I am a widow. I have lost my husband. My safe world has fallen apart. I feel insecure. And yet I still have so much. But I guard what I have more closely now – like putting it in a hole in the ground!  This parable is about security and risk. It’s about how we...
Pentecost 23  November 8     Matthew 25: 1-13

Pentecost 23 November 8 Matthew 25: 1-13

The story of the ten bridesmaids is a story of anticipation and readiness which encourages us to be awake and prepared for the return of Jesus “because you do not know the day or the hour”. It was addressed to the disciples in private as they sat with him...