I want it all – Lent 5

Lent 5

Homily for Lent 5 (Passion Sunday) – John 12: 20-33* 

“And I, when I am lifted up, will draw all people to myself” – Jesus

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José kisses his cross

This was written last year, but Sunday’s gospel from Mark (8:31-38) looks at the same scandalous saying of Jesus, “if any want to be my followers, let them take up their cross and follow me” The world is going to be saved by subversive, non-violent, cross-shaped love.

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20170614_190328-1Stations of the cross, S. Saviour’s Church, Cardiff

Homily for Trinity 12, Matthew 16:21-27

‘If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, they must take up their cross’ – Jesus

José kisses his cross.

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Candlemas: Holding Salvation

Candlemas, from the archives…..

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20160130_111129-1 Rembrandt, Nunc Dimittis

A homily for the Feast of Candlemas,  2016

‘surely, God was in this place, and I didn’t know it’ – Jacob, Genesis 28:16

Anyone who’s been a new parent will remember that moment when you get to take your child home for the very first time.   It feels so strange.

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