The Constant Gardener


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Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Lent, Luke 13:  1-9;  1 Corinthians 10: 1-13

“do you think those Galileans who suffered in this way were worse sinners than all the others?  No, I tell you!  – Jesus

 – God doesn’t use pain and failure to punish us.  God  is always calling us home.  Continue reading The Constant Gardener


Repentance – embracing life

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Jesus said, “unless you repent, you will perish in the same way”  Luke 13:5 – (Gospel for 3rd Sunday of Lent)

Metanoia – New Testament word for repentance.  Meta – “after” “beyond”   and Noia, relating to  “mind.”

“Repentance  means to go beyond the mind we have” – Marcus Borg, Speaking Christian.

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Lent 1 – With the wild beasts, the angels and the answer machine

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20160723_104159_HDR-1Christ in the Wilderness, Stanley Spencer (from an ordination card ‘Jesus cradling a scorpion:  when life gives you something very painful to hold’)

Homily for the first Sunday of Lent

“And Jesus was there, in the desert, with the wild beast and the angels”

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