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Trinity 4

In our gospel reading today we find Jesus in a Gentile area by the sea of Galilee where the land rises steeply from the shore.  We know this is a Gentile area from the described geography… and the fact that there are a herd of pigs. In that place Jesus finds this man, a human storm,…

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Trinity 3

Picture the scene – we are all sitting here in church, doing those things which we do, knowing, more or less, what comes next, enjoying the comfort and safety of the routine. Then, the door opens.  We cautiously look over our shoulder to see who has come late, mentally running through our heads who of the…

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Trinity 16

Luke 15:1-10 This morning we have heard two readings that speak about lost things being found. In the reading from the letter to Timothy, Paul speaks of being lost and wretched, then being overwhelmed by grace, faith and love from Jesus. Jesus, in the passage from Luke, responds to the Pharisees curmudgeonly grumbling about who he…

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Trinity 15

If we really listen to the words of the Magnificat, if we take in their meaning and the enormity of them, we might find ourselves shutting the doors and speaking in hushed voices. It is, in truth, a deeply subversive song that the young girl Mary sings. Many modern commentators attempt to spiritualise away Mary’s…

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Trinity 7

This morning we have a parable that is so deeply woven into our minds and society. People who have never even picked up a bible know that ‘The Samaritans’ are an organization that is there for the benefit of others. They might use the phrase, ‘she’s being a good Samaritan’.  Likewise, ‘passing over on the…

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Trinity 5 – Don’t set out before counting the cost

Our Gospel reading this morning is a pivotal moment. So far in Luke’s gospel, Jesus has been out and about in Galilee doing the things he does, revealing that he is sent from God and is given power from God. He has been healing the sick and setting people free from the things that have…

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