Posts tagged St Paul

Rejoice in the Lord always

Monday 13 December 2021

St Paul was in prison uncertain whether he would live or die, yet he wrote these words ‘Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say, rejoice.’ He could only do so in the knowledge that God has triumphed gloriously over sin and death and opened the way to eternal joy. He was aware that his citizenship was not of this world but was a citizenship of God’s heavenly kingdom. Let joy be the first characteristic of God’s people in this place!

We too have a mission

Sunday 28 June 2020

These two apostles had missions from God. They were prepared through their lives, by the providential working of God in their lives so that when that moment came, when that encounter happened, they were ready to receive the message which Christ had for them. They would let it enter into the heart of their beings, they would let it transform them so that they could fulfil the mission which God had for them. What was true of these great foundations of the Church can be true for us too. God has prepared us to fulfil a mission for him, he wants us to carry his message out into the world in our own particular ways.

“Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her”

Sunday 7 April 2019

Dear friends, In the epistle St Paul says that we cannot earn our way to salvation in Christ. He speaks about a righteousness that comes from faith – our trusting ourselves to Christ and his infinite mercy. This trust however, requires a letting go of everything for the sake of Christ and being happy to […]

My eyes have seen the King.

Saturday 9 February 2019

“What a wretched state I am in! I am lost… eyes have looked at the King, the Lord of Hosts.” These words are uttered by the prophet Isaiah in response to the glorious vision of heaven he received. He saw the angelic host sing what we call the Sanctus and they sang with such powerful […]