Insiders and Outsiders: A Reflection Mark 7.24-37 and James 2.1-17

A recurring theme in the Sunday lessons this Summer has been the question of insiders and outsiders. We saw this playing out in the Acts of the Apostles of few weeks ago, when Peter received a lesson from the Holy Spirit that the rules of engagement had changed and that the old ritual markers of … Continue reading Insiders and Outsiders: A Reflection Mark 7.24-37 and James 2.1-17

Spotless (Repost): A Reflection on Mark 7.14-23

[Note: This reflection on today's Gospel reading was originally posted on February 13, 2019.  It reflects on precisely what's been on my heart lately, so I thought I'd post it again in full. I hope you will read it and find it meaningful today.] “There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can … Continue reading Spotless (Repost): A Reflection on Mark 7.14-23

The Armour of God: A Reflection on Ephesians 6.10-20

This week, the West looked on in horror as the Taliban advanced into Kabul with shocking speed; in just a few days, it seemed, two decades of nation-building was being undone. It was a sad reminder that the world is a violent place, filled with injustice and tyrannies of all kinds. And it seems that … Continue reading The Armour of God: A Reflection on Ephesians 6.10-20

By Blood & By Grace: A Reflection on the Feast of St Mary

Today, August 15, is an ancient feast day that remembers the end of the earthly life of Mary, the mother of Jesus. As such, it represents a wonderful opportunity to eulogize this incredible woman, whom God chose to be the human agent of the Incarnation — the mother of the Son of God — and … Continue reading By Blood & By Grace: A Reflection on the Feast of St Mary