Refilled, Revived, Recharged!

The Collect: Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that He may live in us, and we in Him; Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one …

Reflect, Discover and Rediscover

Reading: Exodus 20: 1 – 17 and Psalm 19 Scripture: “Then God spoke all thesewords…” (Exodus 20:1)  Reflection: In Exodus 20, we read that the laws were given to the children of Israel as a means of helping them to enjoy a better way of life, a life in God.  The laws, …

I believe it when I see it

Reading: John 2:13-22 Scripture: “Zeal for your house will consume me.” (John 2: 17) Reflection: The temple as a place of worship, goes by many a name. Some common names are church or sanctuary. We respect the sacredness of the place and typically spend a lot of time, energy and other …

Eager for the things of God

Reading: John 2:13-22 Scripture: “His disciples remembered that it was written, ‘zeal for your house will consume me.’” (John 2:17) Reflection: Technology has now taken centre stage in our lives in such a way and to such an extent that we often wonder how we managed before. Social media use has …

The Cross… the Power of God

The Cross… the Power of God Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 Scripture: “For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:18) Reflection:  To the first followers of Christ, crucifixion was a punishment reserved …

Our Lenten Journey: The Law of the Lord is perfect

Reading: Psalm 19 Scripture: “The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the Lord are sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is pure, enduring for ever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.More …

Our Lenten Journey: No other gods

Reading: Exodus 20:1-17 Scripture: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before Me. (Exodus 20: 2-3) Reflection: I find these words reassuring, as they remind us that God is as real today as He was in …

Our Lenten Journey: You are not your own

The Collect: Almighty God, You know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and …

Our Lenten Journey: Thy Sorrow Share

Thy Sorrow Share Hymn:Forty days and forty nights (CPWI #114) Verse 1: Forty days and forty nights   Thou wast fasting in the wild;  forty days and forty nights  tempted, and yet undefiled. Verse 3: Shall not we Thy sorrow share, and from earthly joys abstain. fasting with unceasing prayer, glad …

Our Lenten Journey: Our Transformation

Reading:Mark 9: 2-9 Scripture: “Six days later, Jesus took with Him, Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them.” (Mark 9: 2-3) Reflection: I …

Our Lenten Journey: Satisfaction!

Tuesday in the Second Week of Lent, Year B 02 March 2021  Reading:Psalm 22: 23-31  Scripture: “You who fear the Lord, praise Him!…The poor shall eat and be satisfied: those who seek him shall praise the Lord. May your hearts live forever!” (Psalm 22: 23 & 26)  Reflection: One of …