Posts by Fr Thomas Mason

Inner Narthex, Church of the Holy Saviour, Chora, Istanbul;

It is we who must build Christ’s Kingdom

We can see Christ’s reign at three levels: over the universe, over ourselves, and over our communities.

The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs, Fra Angelico (c.1395–1455), 1423 Fiesole; National Gallery, London

Rejoice and be glad

The vast majority of the Saints are unknown to us, but they all accepted the offer which God makes: they lived in his grace and allowed him to transform them from fallen and sinful people, to redeemed and sanctified people.

Of heaven and in the world

Everything we do needs to be placed within our relationship with God. God must come first in our lives, and everything which we do we do out of love for him.

To garners bright elected?

What sort of crop will we produce? Will we decide to become good grain to be gathered safely into heaven; or become weeds which are separated out and thrown away? This is the choice which is given to us.

“Go, work today!”

The call to become a Christian is the call to a life of service to God; and through serving him to service those around us as well.

The greatest gift is love

God is the source of love, we love because he loved us first. The love we try to show to those around us is God’s love. Let us ask him for the strength to show his love to all of those around us.