Reflection 15 July

Matthew 20:1-16 and Isaiah 40:3-8 Reflection by Anne Stewart Rumour has it that Martin has been preaching up a storm over the past couple of weeks, leaving me with a bit of work to do this morning if I am to try to live up to what he has been offering.  I just want to...

Reflection 8 July

Luke 16:19-31 The Rich Man & Lazarus Reflection by Mart the Rev This is such a confronting parable.  When I first sat with it this week I wrote this prayer/poem thing: I want to hear.  I want to listen carefully and I want to listen deeply. I want to listen even...

Reflection 1 July

Luke 16:1-9 & 10-15 Not everything is to be understood Reflection by Mart the Rev I started out preparing this reflection by typing these words: “This is the impossible parable! Avoid it!”  For nearly 30 years I have done exactly that.  But this year, as I...

Reflection 24 June

 || Jeremiah 2:4-13 & Luke 14:1, 7-14 || The Rush for the Worst Seat A reflection by Dan Spragg You can imagine the scene can’t you? Jesus has just told this parable about having humility and being hospitable and then it begins… the mad scramble to take the worst...

Reflection 17 June

Luke 13:6-9 || Cultivating Grace & Opportunity A Reflection by Dan Spragg This is a picture of a rather large tree. It can be found in the town of Lahaina, on the Island of Maui, in Hawaii. It is a Banyan Tree – a sub species of the Fig. It was planted in 1873...

Reflection 10 June

Luke 11:5-13 and Colossians 2:6-12 Reflection by Anne Stewart I wonder if prayer isn’t one of the most misunderstood things, both for those inside the church and for those outside of it. From the inside there is debate and judgement around how we pray, where we pray...