Second Monday of Lent: March 2017

Second Monday of Lent: Don’t Compare, Don’t Judge 13 March Don’t Compare, Don’t Judge “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you.” —Luke 6:37–38 Source: Second Monday of Lent: Don’t Compare, Don’t [...]

1st Saturday in Lent-March 2017

Image - wikimedia Commons Saint Francis of Assisi with Al-Kamil, 15th Century Francis and the Sultan 11 “Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you.” —Matthew 5:44 Link - First Saturday of Lent: Francis and the Sultan Image Attribution:Benozzo Gozzoli [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

First friday of Lent March 2017

10 First Friday of Lent: Taming the Wolf “When the wicked turn away from the wickedness they have committed and do what is lawful and right, they shall save their life.” —Ezekiel 18:27 Image: By Carl Weidemeyer-Worpswede - Die Blümlein des heiligen Franziskus von Assisi, Public Domain, Link Source First Friday of Lent: Taming the Wolf [...]

1st Sunday of Lent 2017

Wrestling with Temptation “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil.” —Luke 4:1 Our temptations aren’t likely to come to us from a mysterious figure in a deserted place. But often they revolve around [...]

Passion Sunday Year B

These photos were taken by Jessica Blair during the Passion Sunday Service here at Christ our Hope Community, 29/03/2015. Opening Prayer Crucified God, in Jesus your Son you have shown us that your way is the way of loving service and the willingness to pay the price for faithfulness and unswerving love. Give us the attitude of Jesus, [...]

Fourth Sunday of Lent 2015 (Laetare Sunday) Homily

Fourth Sunday of Lent Readings 2 Chronicles 36:14-16,19-23;Ephesians 2:4-10;John 3:14-21 In this first reading, the author is writing about the defeat of the Hebrews at the hands of the Babylonians. Jerusalem was destroyed, those who survived were deported to Babylon as slaves, and, the final degradation, Solomon’s temple was burned. As the historian writes about [...]

Grace builds on Nature

We are told that March (2013) was  an unseasonably warm month, with temperatures exceeding the “average” for this time of the year (autumn in the Southern Hemisphere). I guess our Seasons are not neatly delineated as fixed “time slots”, that is, “officially designated start and finish” times – summer (the FIRST day of December thru [...]