Prayer

O Christ, in whom there is no longer slave and free, rich and poor, or male and female, but only children of your love, give us grace to see each other as we truly are, and to embrace, include and celebrate all our difference and all our oneness. Amen.

Read More

The rich man and Lazarus

I wonder whether we can bring this parable a bit closer to home… Perhaps you have read or seen the play or the film of Alan Bennett’s little book – The Lady in the Van. It’s a true story about the years when a woman lived in some squalor in a van parked outside the […]

Read More

Balm in Gilead

The book of Jeremiah is not full of stand up comedy – it has to be said – but it has got some of the most memorable language of the Bible. In one of the highlight passages, we hear what is probably the voice of God, bewailing the sorrows of the people, as God looks […]

Read More

A prayer for the week

O God,  who is right beside us whenever we are lost, go with us through the days of this week, that in every moment of worry, in every minute of despair, and in every occasion of rapture we may know that you are there, ready to make wherever we are a place called home, Amen

Read More

Being lost and being found

I wonder if you can remember a time when you were literally, and obviously, lost. Perhaps you have a memory from childhood or from more recently, a memory of being lost, and you can summon up in your stomach that awful sense of panic, that sinking feeling..   Perhaps you’ve broken down on the motorway […]

Read More

A prayer

O God, who created the world in beauty and who declared it all to be good, give us grace to see the value of the world and the purpose of our lives, and to use our power, resources and lives wisely for the good of all. In the name of Jesus, the Lord of life, […]

Read More

Costly discipleship

Luke tells us about a time when Jesus was flavour of the month, celebrity of the year, the man of the moment. Great crowds were travelling with him. For a few brief summers in the Galilean hills, it was the cool thing to do. We know little about the people who made up these great […]

Read More