Category Archives: Sunday Lectionary

Sunday Lectionary: Home by another way…

For western Christians, today is the “Feast of The Epiphany” where we commemorate the visitation of the Magi: “After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, … Continue reading

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Sunday Lectionary: A God who goes looking…

Below is a reworked version of a reflection I first presented at Cheltenham’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on 26th January 2008… Now the tax collectors and “sinners” were all gathering around to hear [Jesus]. But the Pharisees and the … Continue reading

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Sunday Lectionary: Jesus Number One!

I hadn’t planned to write about last weekend’s Gospel reading, but it has kept coming up in conversation and I’ve spoken to some people who have been really troubled by Jesus’ words, perhaps rightly so: Great crowds were traveling with … Continue reading

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Sunday Lectionary: Teach Us To Pray

Today I’m going to cheat a bit. Shocking, I know… I’m in the middle of writing several other blog entries at the moment, so rather than spending time writing a brand-new entry for this Sunday’s Gospel, I’m going to recycle … Continue reading

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Sunday Lectionary: Welcoming the Lord

The readings in this Sunday’s Lectionary speak to us of hospitality. In the First Reading we hear recounted Abraham’s reception of the three strangers to whom he offers his choicest food.  In the Gospel we hear another story about the … Continue reading

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Sunday Lectionary: The Hippo Gospel

I thought I’d write a brief entry on today’s Gospel, the parable of The Good Samaritan. The interpretation I’m going to give may be one you’ve never heard before.  It comes from St. Augustine, bishop of fifth century North Africa … Continue reading

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