Posts tagged Ordinary Time

Jesus taught as one who had authority: Homily for 1st February 2015.

In our modern tech world, those who shout loudest and those who with great emotion speak about the cause close to their hearts often sway opinion. Anyone who might think other wise is often in danger of being dismissed and shouted down. A passionate, emotional stance on any given subject can be mistaken as an […]

The beauty of Holiness.

Many years ago, I was a member of a Baptist Church. On the wall at the front, behind the enormous pulpit, which dominated everything, was a wooden plaque. On it was written “Worship the Lord in the beauty of Holiness.” I often read it with the feeling that I didn’t really know what it meant. […]

Of tiny seeds.

Here is a version of the story used with the children today. I used the Rubelev Icon of the Holy Trinity, an icon of the Crucifixion and some black mustard seeds. The first part can be omitted (particularly for use with younger children and just the parables used. Before we begin, let’s think about what […]

Mixed emotions and the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Today is the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I have been moved by certain aspects of the readings today. My thoughts are still a bit muddled, maybe because my heart was moved and my head takes a while to catch up. So here are the things that struck me. Make of it what […]

An ordinary time.

Trinity Sunday brings us to the beginning of a long period of Ordinary time. From Advent Sunday, through Christmas and Epiphany then to Lent, Easter and Pentecost there is plenty of feasting and fasting, the highs and lows of the liturgical year. Now we come to a time where, although there are high days and […]