Reflections/Sermonettes

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delivered from the St Francis Church pulpit

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Resurrection Evidence

Have you ever missed a meeting when a crucial decision was taken, or a surprising/astounding event happened?
I have!

So did Thomas … [To read more, click on title]

Costly Love

Here is Costly Love:
Jesus’s love for us and for the world is so amazingly wonderful. 
Mary’s act of anointing in that time speaks to us here in our time. It speaks in the midst of a world of treachery and betrayal, both in the world that was, among Jesus followers, and in our world of today. ,,, [To read more, click on title]

Embracing Life’s Transitions

Are there transitions happening to us?  And, how are we handling them?  Who can help?
Are there transitions we need to make, but are resisting?  Who can help, and give us courage?
Are we aware of others making transitions?  Can we be of help?
And, yes, again, will we trust God with all our transitions? …. [To read more, click on title]

Why?

Why do bad things happen to good people? seems to be the question asked of Jesus.
This is an age-old question, isn’t it.  I suppose to ask “why” is to be human.  We can’t help ourselves; we want to understand.  We want to make sense of the world.  We want our lives to be logical, reasonable, orderly, sane.  Of course, not all the whys of the world are bad; some can lead to really positive outcomes – an example being Sir Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin. … [To read more, click on title]

Our citizenship is in heaven

These are troubling times, and if you’re anything like me you’ll have a heightened sense of anxiety about just what is going on in the world.  Not anxious, not fearful … maybe just a bit unsettled.  This is not the world we were living in ten years ago.  I don’t need to list things, really, but – you know – Ukraine, the threat of a third world war, oil prices and inflation, Covid, global warming, divisions in society, violent protests, fake news … what is going on, and how should we be reacting?… [To read more, click on title]

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