Posts tagged Jesus Christ

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.

The Seven Last Words 4: “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”

My God, my God, Why have you forsaken me? This isn’t the last words uttered by Jesus from the cross but they are the most terrible. We have see in the first three saying something emerging. The first words speaks about forgiveness, the second about salvation and the joy of Paradise and the third about […]

The Seven Last Words 3: “Behold your Mother.”

When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” In Jesus’ words we are drawn to focus on the wider scene of his crucifixion. What we glimpse is not an unfamiliar scene of distort […]

The Seven Last Words 2: “With me in Paradise.”

‘Today you will be with me in Paradise.’ Here we witness the encounter of Jesus and the two thieves that are crucified alongside him. Both criminals would have seen the particular attention that Jesus drew from the religious leaders and leading men of the city. They may have already heard of Jesus before they found […]

The Seven Last Words 1: Father forgive them.

“Father forgive them for they know not what they do” Luke 23:34 In Cambridge there is a common called Parker’s Piece that is just outside of the main city centre. Half way across the common is a lamp post that had been named ‘reality check point’. Students some times needing to get away from the […]

Hearing the Songs of the Holy Land.

On Christmas Eve evening, after listening to quite a lot of Micheal Franti I decided a change was needed to our ‘soundtrack.’ I wanted something a bit Christmassy but in the end I picked a Palestinian singer we had come across a few years ago at Greenbelt. What happened when I started to listen was […]