Readings for Palm Sunday
Isaiah 50:4-9, Philippians 2:5-115: 1-11 & Matthew 27:11-54
Wednesday 5th April
In the Philippian’s reading on Sunday St Paul distils his understanding of Jesus’ path to Jerusalem . From way before his Christmas birth and onward into time. A simple creed to ‘confess’ that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Placing the next few week’s thoughts centred on that one line.
Prayer Give me wisdom and faith as I read , glory and pray the word of Paul in his letter to the Philippians 2:5-11.
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Wednesday 7 December
There is nothing worse than a diversion. Instead of arriving at Aunty Flo’s on time, just as you get close, you are forced on the diversion. Stuck in a line of other hapless drivers, on unfamiliar roads, with huge queues at all the junctions. You see, these other roads are not designed to get you to Aunty Flo.
We are told in this week’s readings to make the roads straight and level. We are told to get on the right road to God, or we could say, to get on the right road back to God. Try not to get diverted, but set your face towards his presence here with us.
Align yourself with him through confession, Holy Communion, time in prayer and in service to others. These are the roads designed to take us to him, even as he comes to us.
Make straight the path!
Help me Lord, in the diversions of today, to find time to straighten my path to you. May I find you in word and in sacrament, as I pray for myself and those in need of you….
Come Lord Jesus.
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Thursday 24 March
‘For some silence is refreshing, for others it is awkward and challenging.’ So began the introduction for a silent Eucharist.
Each part of the service was hailed by a gong strike and ended with a silent action.
The confession was given time and space, the participants were asked to write (or leave blank) their confession on a piece of paper and place it in a bowl of water. The paper was a type that dissolved in water, so when at the bowl was stirred the confessions also dissappeared.
The significance for Maundy Thursday?