Reflection 31 May – Pentecost

A reflection by the departing Mart the Rev – Inside and outside the fences I love the inside/outside line from Baxter’s poem: Lord, Holy Spirit/You blow like the wind in a thousand paddocks/Inside and outside the fences/You blow where you wish to blow. On this...

Reflection 24 May – Ascension

Reflection: by Martin StewartAt Easter time I was thinking about the view from the cross. Not the landscape – the Lordwas not sight-seeing! The people-scape. Before him, the collective of people at the foot ofthe cross – some with their backs to him, others looking...

Reflection 3 May – Betwixt and between

Reflection: Betwixt & Between by Martin Stewart Do you feel like I do that everything is kind of poised?  That we are on the edge of something.  The old is passing and the new is almost upon us.  I figure that the next 100 years of telling the story...
Midweek Thoughts: Wednesday before Easter

Midweek Thoughts: Wednesday before Easter

Setting the Scene: Before we begin you might want to sit in a more comfortable position and close your eyes in order to calm yourself from all the stuff that distracts you.  Concentrate for a moment on your breathing – let the in-breaths and the out-breaths be longer...
Reflection – 5 April, Palm Sunday

Reflection – 5 April, Palm Sunday

Reflection for this Sunday by Martin Stewart Holy Week begins with Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, and the crowd calling out ‘Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord – the King of Israel.’[v13] Some background… The Crowd. Fired up by the remarkable...