Monthly Archives: April 2017

Easter Day – Matt 28:1-10 (16/4/17)

What are you afraid of? In the natural world snakes and spiders top the polls for common fears. There are many things we can fear, from claustrophobia to open spaces, from crowds to loneliness, there is a phobia for almost … Continue reading

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The Easter Vigil – Restored (15/4/17)

Luke 24:35 Growing up in Donegal I had a very dear friend and neighbour, George, who, when he got well into his 80s, decided to stop going to church. He said to me “there’s nothing they can say to me … Continue reading

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Good Friday – Forgiven (14/4/17)

“From noon on, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And about three o’clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani’… At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two, … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday – Love (13/4/17)

Washing someone else’s feet is an extraordinary thing. It is an intimate moment, and a vulnerable moment. It is so simple, yet so profound. Feet are very basic things, neither pretty nor ugly, but simply basic. Washing them is so … Continue reading

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Wednesday of Holy Week – Exalted (12/4/17)

John 18.33-40 The ancient world knew more about kings than we ever will. Where monarchs still exist today, they mostly live and work within a carefully constructed constitutional framework. They are not absolute monarchs, they are constitutional monarchs. They can … Continue reading

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Tuesday of Holy Week – Denial (11/4/17)

Matthew 26:69-75 A computer can replicate almost everything the human brain can do. It can remember, process, compute, calculate, think, strategise and much more. But a computer can never replace the human mind, because the computer is lacking in one … Continue reading

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Monday of Holy Week – Betrayal (10/4/17)

John 13:18-30 Betrayal hurts, it stings. There are the minor betrayals, of trust, of confidence. There are the major betrayals, of love. Every betrayal is a wound. But none are comparable to Judas. Thirty pieces of silver, almost nothing for … Continue reading

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