Reflection for Sunday 1st Aug

Reflection for Sunday 1st Aug

Jesus suggests that the crowd were looking for Jesus because he had fed them, met their material needs, not because the miracle was a sign of who Jesus is. The two passages are linked with this theme of food, and misunderstanding or maybe a reluctance to engage more...
Reflection for Sunday 1st Aug

Reflection for Sunday 25th July

The feeding of the 5000 is described in all four gospels – the only one of Jesus’s miracles or signs that is. Each gospel writer focuses in slightly different ways – John tells us about the boy, about the green grass, and that the crowd wanted to make Jesus “king”....
Reflection for Sunday 1st Aug

Reflection for Sunday 18th July

Our readings Sunday are a rather ―mixed bag – or so they seem to me. Our gospel reading is a split with the middle section (the feeding of the 5000) taken out, because we will hear this when we move to John‘s gospel in a week or two. But it is strange to cut out the...
Reflection for Sunday 1st Aug

Reflection for Sunday 11th July

Reflection – Mark 6: 14-29 On a day when we welcome our new curate, the gospel reading reminds us that being a Christian leader can have a real cost. We last met John the Baptist preaching and baptising, but now he is in prison; he has annoyed Herod, because he has...
Reflection for Sunday 1st Aug

Video Reflection for Sunday 9th May

Do we hang on to a fast-spinning planet, grab what we can for now, or are we tenants on a wonderful world, with a responsibility for those who come after...
Reflection for Sunday 1st Aug

Reflection for Sunday 2nd May

Father God, who by your grace has put onto our minds good desires, help us to bring them to good effect through Jesus our risen Lord. The wonderful passage from John’s gospel about Jesus as the vine and we as the branches gives us an opportunity to think about the...