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Sunday’s readings

Readings: Last Sunday after Trinity

THERE can be fewer collects shorter and more to the point than this one. It allows no get-out clause as it sums up our problem and points to the source of our help. The readings provide a commentary on this succinct prayer

Readings: 18th Sunday after Trinity

HOW do we balance our loyalty to God and to secular governments? There is no monochrome view in the Bible

Readings: 17th Sunday after Trinity

WE HEAR Jesus's parable in the context of Isaiah and this week's psalm, Psalm 23, where banquets and celebration point us to the joy of the Messiah's heavenly wedding feast

Readings: 16th Sunday after Trinity

Isaiah - the faithful and, at times, beleaguered prophet, speaking to the nation shortly before Israel was to be wiped off the map by the conquering Assyrians - sang a song of a vineyard

Readings: 15th Sunday after Trinity

As we ponder the readings this week, and pray the collect about being steadfast in faith and active in service, it might be worth pondering what causes us to change our minds when we need to, and what stops our changing our minds when we ought to

Readings: St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

Why did Jesus have to challenge Matthew to follow him? What stopped Matthew's coming to Jesus of his own accord, like the other people in the stories surrounding his encounter with Jesus? What stops us from following Jesus? If we ask ourselves what or who is the hardest thing that God could ask us to give up, we might find the answer

Readings: Holy Cross Day

THIS Sunday, Holy Cross Day, commemorates the dedication, in 335, of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which was built over the supposed site of the crucifixion and the tomb of Jesus

Readings: 12th Sunday after Trinity

This week, there is a particularly happy coincidence of the readings and the collect, which is a paean of God's excesses: more ready to hear than we to pray; giving more than we desire or deserve, abundance of mercy, good things that we are not worthy to ask

Readings: 11th Sunday after Trinity

In July, in the build-up to the beginning of the four-year commemoration of the First World War, we held a study morning at Durham Cathedral on Hensley Henson, the Dean of Durham during that wa

Readings: St Bartholomew the Apostle

The collect, forced to be general in its description of Bartholomew, is nevertheless penetrating, as it recalls the grace given to him truly to believe and preach God's word. That took courage, even for a man without deceit. He was, in Isaiah's words, one of God's witnesses.

Readings: 9th Sunday after Trinity

This is the only recorded time which someone took Jesus to task and emerged victorious. That person was neither a disciple nor a Jew, but a Gentile woman. In that social climate, she was a classic example of Isaiah's outcasts. Our inclusion in the Church is a product of this encounter.

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