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Date: April 5, 2020

As Jesus approached Jerusalem on that first Palm Sunday, many people had gathered on the roadside to welcome him. Many of these had no doubt witnessed his healing, and listened to his preaching, but some perhaps were there to have a glimpse of this man who had been causing a stir by his radical teaching. As crowds go this would not have been much different from any other crowd then and ever since. John’s gospel specific...

Date: March 29, 2020

Waiting for something to happen is one of the hardest task we all face. Waiting in line, waiting in traffic, waiting for a test result. Waiting is hard. The road to Easter is part of this waiting. As in so many times in life, we struggle before we arrive at our destination.

In the reading this week from John’s Gospel, Mary and Martha grieve the death of their dear brother Lazarus.

With that grieve comes loss, frustration...

Date: March 22, 2020

IIn the reading this week from John’s gospel, Jesus gives sight to a man blind from birth. He does it with just a little spit, some ordinary dirt, and a few words. It certainly doesn’t seem like something that could really happen. In fact, the religious leaders, the disciples, the community gathered and his parents all have a real problem with the whole scenario. However, the man is bewildered by what has just happened...

Date: March 15, 2020

In our reading this week from John’s gospel we hear the story of Jesus at the well with the Samaritan woman. It is important, when hearing this scripture, to remember that men would not have tended to speak with unmarried women to whom they were unrelated. It is also important to point out that the Samaritans were people looked down on by all their Jewish neighbours.

Despite the history and context, Jesus offers the Sa...

Date: March 8, 2020

This week in our gospel reading Nicodemus comes to Jesus as an owner, supervisor and gatekeeper of Israel’s religion. He doesn't own the religious tradition but he’s certainly one of its chief stewards – one of its guarantors, one of its border guards. Israel’s religion is his baby. He comes to Jesus expressing both a genuine interest and at the same time a guarded caution about what Jesus is doing. We think you’re one...

Date: March 1, 2020

Temptation, confession, repentance, and forgiveness—or resisting temptation from the start? As we begin our Lenten journey these are the things that we are asked to think about. In our reading this week from Matthew’s gospel we learn that even the most intense temptations were resisted by Jesus. 


In the wilderness, Jesus confronted the voices within. “Use your power for yourself!” the tempter urged. “Change these stones...

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