As part of my 2021 Lenten discipline, I decided to continue the project I’d started in Advent (see my Jesse Tree illustrations) – using the Jesus Tree Lent Devotion resource by TribeOfManyArrows on Etsy, I spent each day of Lent reflecting on a story from Jesus’ life from childhood to resurrection.
Sermon for Sunday 27 February 2022 (Next before Lent, Year C) Readings: Isaiah 2.1-5, Luke 9.28-36 How on earth do I start today? While writing, I started and deleted a beginning multiple times. Perhaps I shall just start – not at the beginning, but with a beginning. What is happening in the world?
Sermon for 13 February 2022, 3rd Before Lent (Year C) Readings: Psalm 1; Luke 6.17-26 In today’s Gospel, Jesus speaks powerful words of consolation (and caution). These are Luke’s version of what we call the ‘Beatitudes’: the blessings given by Jesus in his teaching. It’s likely that you are more familiar with the eight sayingsContinue reading “Familiar words anew“
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”
The first two chapters of Luke are a rich concert of songs sung by Elizabeth, Mary, Zechariah, Angels (and Solomon). This series of daily illustrations represents a slow reflection on how our familiar characters were responding to the Holy Spirit, and the songs that were filling their hearts.