The Temple God is building

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light’ 1 Peter 2:9 It’s not always easy to see what God is doing in our lives and in our world…

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Forgiving others is a key aspect of being a disciple

Matthew 18.21-35 We often hear it said, or perhaps have said it ourselves, I could never forgive someone for that! Yet the Gospel reading for Sunday 13th September, the parable of Jesus about the unmerciful servant, who received forgiveness himself but refused to give it to others, makes it clear that forgiving others is a…

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Love your neighbour as yourself

Romans 13:8-14 Love your neighbour as yourself – or love other people as you love yourself. This is the  lifelong task of those who are Christians. It is rarely an easy task, and it is a task that  requires imagination because it means that we have to be able to imagine what it is like …

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The way of the cross – a hard road

Readings Romans 12:9-21 and Matthew 16:21-28 What would we wish for our children? Fortunately, almost 100% of parents want good things for their children. We want good things for them – a good life, full of blessings and good fortune. This is one reason why people bring children to baptism. They bring them to God,…

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Nothing to hide, nothing to fear?

The fiasco over using algorithms rather than people to determine exam results has made the  future prospects of thousands of young people more uncertain. This is but one example of the  growing reach of the digital revolution, where big tech companies know more and more about us and where decisions that affect all of our…

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