Last week, Bishop Michael Curry told an audience of over a billion people that Love is powerful, redemptive, and the meaning of our existence. The reason why that’s true and not just a pretty thing to say is because God, the source of all being, has revealed himself and named Himself as Love, as Trinity, as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Homily for Easter 7, John 17
Homily preached on the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, Thursday 14th of May 2015
It’s a long way off but inside it
There are quite different things going on:
Festivals at which the poor man Is king
and the consumptive is Healed;
Mirrors in which the blind look at themselves
and love looks at them Back;
and industry is for mending
The bent bones and the minds fractured by life.
It’s a long way off, but to get there
takes no time
and admission is free.
The Kingdom, R S Thomas
A year into his priesthood and, I’m afraid to say, I still have to say to Chris, before Mass begins: ‘Mirror, Father! Mirror check!’
Do not leave the vestry before your mirror check! Make sure your vestments are aligned. Somebody once said to me, ‘I couldn’t listen to a word you said. You were all lopsided’.
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Church of the Ascension, Hulme, Manchester
“Tout ce qu’est le Christ, il l’est pour nous. Tout ce qui arrive à l’humanité du Christ, lui arrive pour nous” Soeur Moïsa
(Everything that is Christ is for us. Everything that happens to the humanity of Christ is for us).
If you’re looking for the Ascension,
you can find it in Manchester.
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Homily for Easter 6, John 15: 9-17
I call you friends – Jesus
Well, I’ll confess it, I won’t deny it, Continue reading Easter 6, friendship heals the world