From doubt to joy

Sermon for 6 February 2022, 4th before Lent Year C. Readings: Isaiah 6.1-8; Luke 5.1-11 I rather like February – in the Church calendar it’s often a lovely period of ‘Ordinary time’ (which is church speak for a time outside of the major seasons). For me, it’s an opportunity to regather my bearings after theContinue reading “From doubt to joy”

Jesus’ manifesto

Sermon for 23 January 2022, Epiphany 3 Year C Readings: Psalm 19.1-6; Luke 4.14-21 As we travel through the season of Epiphany, we consider those first revelations of Christ leading to the start of his ministry. We began with the visit of the Magi, whose adoration and symbolic gifts demonstrated that the salvation significance andContinue reading “Jesus’ manifesto”

Light in darkness

Sermon for Midnight Mass (Year C), 24 December 2021 Readings: Set I – Isaiah 9.2-7; Luke 2.1-14 As I revisited our reading from Isaiah in preparation for tonight, I have to admit that I didn’t get much beyond the first sentence before my brain became caught in thought: The people who walked in darkness haveContinue reading “Light in darkness”