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MARCHONS! MARCHONS!   (The Marseillaise)

15th Sunday of Ordinary Time / Trinity 6. Mark 6,7-13 “An army marches on its stomach” – It was the Corsican adventurer and sometime emperor of France and hate figure for the English, one Napoleon Bonaparte, who said that. He was the one who insisted on being crowned in St Peter’s Rome by the Pope, …

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The Kingdom of Caesar

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time / Trinity 5. Mark 6,1-13 The season of Pentecost is a time to reflect on word’s of Jesus for today, to gain a greater self understanding of “being church”. Jesus tells his friends that a “prophet is without honour” even among his countrymen and relatives. This remark comes after his …

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“Signs and Wonders”

13th Sunday of Ordinary Time / Trinity 4. Mark 5,21-43 The two words “Signs” and “Wonders” often occur together, but mean rather different things. A Sign directs people towards what they are looking for: maybe an historic building, or a panoramic view. It exists to guide people away from itself, but towards the real Wonder. …

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A Lesson in True Power

12th Sunday of Ordinary Time / Trinity 3. Mark 4,35-41 Never has humankind been more powerful than it is today. We have the power to send men to the moon, we have the power to split the atom, and artificial intelligence is affecting our lives in all manner of ways. But it was British Prime …

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The Mustard Seed

11th Sunday of Ordinary Time / Trinity 2. Mark 4,26-34 In England the N.C.C. Mass booklet has Christ’s words that his kingdom is like a mustard seed, the least of the shrubs that becomes a tree and a home for many varieties of birds. We do not understand this image in the sense of Ernst …

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The Hard Sayings of Jesus

10th Sunday of Ordinary Time / Trinity 1. Mark 3,20-35 In English, the word ‘hard’ has several different meanings. It can mean ‘hard’ as opposed to ‘soft’: like “taking a hard (or firm) line about something”; but we also often use ‘hard’ about the things that we find difficult to accept or understand, or those …

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Is Trinity True?

Trinity Sunday John 3,1-17 Is it true? Will you find the Trinity mentioned in the Bible, or more specifically, the New Testament? Let me save you the bother of rushing to your Concordance; the word Trinity does not occur in the Bible. However, do not despair. After all, anyone who takes the Bible simply at …

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Spirit Guided Church

Pentecost Sunday John 20,19-23 The Christian faith is based on the truths Jesus taught and transmitted through the ages by successions of believers called the Church. In order for these truths to be authentically of God rather than of man, they need to be the same truth as handed down by the Son of God. …

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“He ascended into Heaven”

Seventh Sunday of Easter John 17,11B-19 ‘Christ really rose from the dead, and took again His body, with flesh, bones and all that belongs to the perfection of Man’s nature, and in them He entered Heaven until he returns to judge all men at the last day.’ Some Christians find the Ascension of God the …

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It’s Only Words

Sixth Sunday of Easter – “My Words are Spirit and Life” John 15,9-17 An Englishman’s word is his bond. That’s a noble sentiment. But, there are words, and there are words. I detect a widespread cynicism about politicians, certainly at national level, because the perception is that their deeds don’t match up to their words. …

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