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Faith

Seeing the soul as a castle

Seeing the soul as a castle

Elizabeth Ruth Obbard retells The Interior Castle by St Teresa of Avila

Prayer for the week

Catherine Pickford relishes the positive power of learning to lament

Readings: 6th Sunday after Trinity

Similarly, Jesus assures us that, even when we cannot see it, God's Kingdom is steadily growing, as from a tiny mustard seed. Christians live by faith and not by sight. Equally, yeast works unseen to make bread happen. Jesus compares the Kingdom of God to the yeast rather than the bread, thus making God's Kingdom the invisible catalyst for growth rather than the finished product. That is dynamic.

Readings: 5th Sunday after Trinity

Jesus spoke, memorably, of the stones crying out (groaning in labour pains and hope?) if people were silent when the Messiah came bringing redemption. Can we hear the cries of the ravaged earth and the people who suffer on it? Do we respond with action?

‘Whoever has God wants for nothing’

‘Whoever has God wants for nothing’

Elizabeth Ruth Obbard introduces The Interior Castle

Prayer for the week

In difficult times, try to think of others' needs, Catherine Pickford suggests - and use these words

Liturgy of lamps going out

Liturgy of lamps going out

James Hawkey reflects on the Westminster Abbey vigil next month

Acknowledging the presence of the past

James Steven looks at issues that arise in compiling centenary services locally

Readings: 4th Sunday after Trinity

Rosalind Brown: If the parable of the sower is about nothing else - and it is about other things, too, as Jesus explained - it is about the need for disciples to probe what God is saying in the midst of ordinariness.

Readings: 3rd Sunday after Trinity

Why come? So that Jesus can give rest. But Jesus says more: "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me." Rest is part of what Jesus offers people who come to him, but so, too, is the opportunity to keep in step and learn from him.

Stones that have echoed

Stones that have echoed

Ted Harrison searches for the numinous in church buildings

Tue 22 Jul 14 @ 9:59
RT @JustinWelbyPraying for the well-being of girls and progress at @GirlSummit #girlsummit, campaign against FGM and child/forced marriage very important

Tue 22 Jul 14 @ 9:59
RT @David_CameronI'll make reporting FGM mandatory for doctors, teachers and social workers. Let's end this abhorrent practice once and for all. #GirlSummit