Posted on December 30, 2012 by Robb
Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness and love.
Many people are scared of their calling to follow The Christ. Surely the Christian life is a super human task carried out by extraordinary individuals like Mother Theresa of Calcutta or Martin Luther King? A little one like me can’t just slip in quietly by the backdoor and expect to do anything for God!!
This morning’s lectionary reading from Colossians 3:12-17 turns that familiar tale of feelings of inadequacy on its head. The Christian journey is one of humble compassion, kindness and gentleness binding people together in unity. We are called to do whatever we do, whether in word or deed in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
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Posted on December 24, 2012 by Robb
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Posted on December 12, 2012 by Robb
Over on Facebook I shared an article about Fox News’ “fight” for a “traditional Christmas”. Pat challenged me to make a meme. Challenge accepted!
It would seem that in the USA they’re having fun and games over who is allowed to party. Some angry theists are being taken to court by angry antitheists about who is allowed to have a party. Lots of cava is being spilled and people are crying over it.
Those of you who know me well will know I’m well up for Christmas and will be partying like its going out of fashion! But when you are a priest and have to hold the liturgical life of the local church it becomes part of you. As the article explains, Christian celebrations in december begin with Advent. So I will be partying but we’ll be doing it at Christmas. For now it’s Advent.
And this is the UK. No one is banning Christmas. That’s just a sneaky attempt every year by racists to recruit people to their cause.
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