Category: Lectionary Reflections

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...

August – Our response to Jesus

5 August  John 6:24-35 Two kinds of hunger. Every person hungers for that which their body requires for sustenance. Our survival instinct alerts us to the need to...

July – The purpose driven life

1 July   Mark 5:21-43 Two stories about healing. In one story, the healing is sought privately, but Jesus makes it public. The woman with the haemorrhage does not...

June – Living life in Christ

June 3 Mark 2:23-3:6: Second Sunday after Pentecost Is it lawful to do harm or good on the Sabbath? Our story begins with Jesus in the field plucking wheat, this was...

May – Born of God

6 May – John 5:1-6 I have been blessed with an incredible group of friends, varying in ages and situations. I love my friends. Some of these friends came with...

April – Christ’s love for the world and his followers

1 April Easter Sunday of the Resurrection: Acts 10: 34, 37-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-9 It may be baby’s first steps, a great advancement in science or even the...

March – Holy week draws closer

4 March  John 2:13-22  Each gospel in Lent brings us the good news but reminds us that grace can only come at a cost. A shadow falls in each episode pointing to...

February – Finding Jesus among us

4 February  Mark 1:29-39 St Mark launches us quickly into the busy life of “Jesus Christ, the Son of God”. In 45 verses Jesus appears, is baptised and blessed from...

The Holy Spirit of ‘otherness’

7 January • Mark 1:4-11 The difference between the baptism of John and the baptism of Jesus is quite something. John’s is a baptism of known quantities. Water is...