Posts tagged Hope

Raising of Jairus Daughter, Ilia Efimovich Repin (1844–1930), 1871; The State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg

“You shall not die, but live”

In this lost world of sin and death, to whom can we turn? Today’s gospel reading shows two examples that it is only Our Lord who can bring us any joy, meaning and hope.

Advent Adult Group: Week 1’s strands.

Often, when preparing Advent and Lent groups, I have found that what you think will come out of a session is usually not what results on the night itself. Usually any pre-conceived ideas pale into insignificance compared with what God does with a session. This is undoubtedly what happened last Thursday! So much ground was […]

Hope: reflections on our adult Advent group 2.

Things have caught up with me this week and so I write this post about last week’s Adult Advent group on the verge of going into the next one! I hope I remember the discussion correctly. There was a similar feel to the first week’s discussion. The session on faith gave us the sense of […]