We are called to be lights in a dark world. Let your light shine: retreat to receive the revelation of God’s word; retreat and allow God’s Word to transfigure you.
God Answers Prayers
God is willing to answer your prayers. Are you willing to do what God requires for your prayers to be answered? Maybe, the only thing preventing your prayers from being answered is yourself…
Removing the Veil
Begin with the end in mind At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, and the rocks were split. Matthew 27:51 This verse is taken from the story of Jesus’ crucifixion, a story which, in my Church’s lectionary, we will encounter in several weeks…
The Call And he said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.’ Immediately they left their nets and followed him. Matthew 4:19-20 This account from the call of the disciples, which makes up part of this Sunday’s Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23, varies from the one that led us into the past…
It Is Who I Am
I reflect upon these three examples of men who did not conceal who they were in the Lord, these men who accepted their God-given identity and responsibility and I wonder, ‘If they weren’t afraid, why have I been?’
For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.’ Isaiah 2:6
WARNING! Something heavy is going down. Watch out! A change is gonna come. Something’s gonna upset the applecart. Those who’ve been ignoring the call to turn around, those who’ve ignored the yellow, amber and even the red alerts are going to face the fire. Those who thought the time to account for their sinful ways…
In sync with the message of Advent, this week’s readings are urging us to get ready. That process involves a change of attire: we don the armour of light, and in so doing, we ready ourselves for battle. Effectively, we are receiving a rallying cry. Armour is about protection; armour is also about battle. But…
Friends, wouldn’t you love to hear these words, ‘Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise’? Would you not love to hear those words after you’ve confessed to Christ all the wrong things that you have done, as you surrender to Christ, as you give your life to Christ, as you…
Friends, the will of God is that all humanity will be reconciled to God. Expressed another way, the will of God is that we will all walk in purpose. For that, we must endure difficulty. For that we must endure trials; for that we must persevere against the most brutal of circumstances.