Category: NCC UK

Unprofitable Servants

The 16th Sunday of Trinity Luke 17;5-10 People today are constantly searching for the truth, about Life, Death, about relationships with neighbours as well as the truth about God, Jesus and the Spirit, and how to make sense of it all. Well-meaning Christians often urge the reading of the Bible to help. Yes, the Bible …

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What Does God Think Of Money?

The 15th Sunday of Trinity Luke 16;19-31 There are no poor people in heaven, only “the spirits of righteous men made perfect”, as the the Letter to the Hebrews puts it. The parable of Dives and Lazarus in our Gospel reflection, says only what pious Jews of Jesus’ time believed anyway. We often say, parables …

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The Parable of the Unjust Steward

The 14th Sunday of Trinity Luke 16;1-13 Many seminarians will remember the parable of the Unjust Steward, so often described in commentaries as difficult to explain with its ironical tone. Even the steward’s descriptions vary from text to text. Sometimes called, unjust, dishonest or even a shrewd bailiff. It is certainly not like most of …

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In Memory of Elizabeth II (1926 -2022)

As Bishop and on behalf of the Nordic Catholic Church throughout Europe, I offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to our friends in the United Kingdom. The late Queen Elizabeth was unique in many ways, but especially as a monarch who owed so much to her Christian faith. We are glad to support the tribute …

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What Is God Like?

The 13th Sunday of Trinity Luke 15;1-10 Take twenty people, ask them what God is like, and you’ll get at least twenty different opinions. My guess is that for many people, childhood images of him will still loom large. A rather remote, aloof being, with a great long beard, sitting on a throne way above …

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The Cost of Discipleship

The 12th Sunday of Trinity Luke 14;25-43 Looking at Luke’s Gospel passage for the first Sunday of September, just days after our NCC conference in Norway had ended, I realised both shared the same theme of “discipleship and counting its cost”. Jesus said, “whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be …

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Jesus turns the world upside down – again!

The 11th Sunday of Trinity Luke 14;1,7-14 In this week’s Gospel reflection, Jesus is an invited guest for a Sabbath meal in a Pharisee’s house, when He criticises the other guests because they are all jostling for the best places. It’s pretty clear that the Pharisee had invited all his cronies along for the meal, …

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God’s Secret Wireless

The 10th Sunday of Trinity Luke 13;10-17 Countries like Norway, France, Holland, Belgium and Britain, and many others who fought together against the evil teachings of Adolf Hitler constantly relied on listening to the secret radio broadcasts which the Allies, made to each other. Owning a wireless (as these were then called), was punishable by …

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“Behold Your Mother”

The Dormition of the Mother of God Luke 14;39-56 The 15th August has since the late 5th century been a day when the Christian Church has expressed profound respect and devotion to Our Saviour’s own mother. In the summer this devotion focuses on the end of her life, of which there is no record, in …

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Be prepared!

8. Sunday after Trinity Luke 12;32-40 This reflection on the words of Jesus: “be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour” [Luke 12;40] presents us with several problems because we look for ways of finding out the future. We want to know about the future, we fret about the future, …

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