Category: Lectionary Reflections

June – Being one with other followers of Jesus

2 June • John 17:20-26 Being ‘one’ is often praised and frequently misunderstood. It gets confused with unanimity or conformity. Jesus prays that those who believe...

May – Compassion and Reconciliation

5 May John 21:1-19 To Mary, the Resurrected Jesus has offered compassion and reconciliation. To the fearful disciples, he has offered peace and the Holy Spirit. Next he...

April – Easter: What do you hope for?

7 April John 12:1-8  A coalition of Jewish authorities have begun to openly plot Jesus’ murder (11:53). Jesus himself has spoken of giving up his flesh for the sake...

March – Transfiguration and Lent

3 March: Transfiguration of Jesus Luke 9:28-36   While this Sunday is called the Transfiguration of Jesus, I often wonder if it shouldn’t be known as the...

February – Christ’s call to love

3 February 1 Cor 13:1-13
 There is lots of talk of love and prophecies in the Uniting Church as I write this reflection and I wonder if, by the time you are reading,...

January – The missing parts of the story

6 January: Epiphany of the Lord Matthew 2.1-12 We don’t know a lot about the wise men who visited Jesus. We don’t know if they were Kings and we don’t know how...

December – Preparing for Christ

1 December: Advent 1 Luke 21.25-36  Is preparing for Christ about preparing for a brilliant cosmic event where the ground shakes and the seas roar? Or do you think of...

November – Where do we find our value

1 November Isaiah 25:6 – 9 Who is a saint? All Saints’ Day, is also called the Feast of All Saints, is celebrated every year on November 1 by the Roman...

October – All are welcome here

7 October Mark 10: 2 – 16 All are welcome here! The Pharisees in verse 2 asked Jesus “is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife”. The Pharisees saw divorce as a...

September – Us and Them

The first week of September takes us away from the bread of life and living bread which we have followed throughout August, within chapter 6 of John’s Gospel. We...