Our way into the Nativity story today … is not Mary or Elizabeth or John the fiery Baptiser. It is Joseph, a quiet carpenter who upends his good life for a dream. We look away from Mary and appraise the perspective of her would-be husband – a quiet, unassuming descendant of the House of David. … [To read more, click on title]
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Place of Honour?
It has been said that if Jesus came and walked the streets today, people in Christian churches might not recognise him or want to hear what he had to say.
Jesus wasn’t known for his politeness around the dinner table; or … Jesus wasn’t known for his politeness. The Gospels record him bluntly challenging the social order of the day many times. … [To read more, click on title]
Never Give Up
In 1955 I was running in my school steeplechase. As I was overtaken by one of my still best friends, I heard him saying to himself, “Keep going! Keep going!” … [To read more, click on title]
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]