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Looking Forward

Readings for Palm Sunday

Isaiah 50:4-9, Philippians 2:5-115: 1-11 & Matthew 27:11-54

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 Monday 3rd April

It is still a long way to Good Friday but one of the prayers for next Sunday is significant.

Prayer: True and humble king, hailed by the crowd as Messiah: grant us the faith to know you and love you, that we may be found   beside you on the way of the cross, which is the path of glory.

Jesus turns his face to his future and it was not the prettiest prospect. Yet the fulfilment of his life was the cross.

Question: Wonder at the way in which Jesus walked towards his end.  Would our promise be to stay with him?

 

Who Are You on Good Friday?

Friday 25 March

 So who do you line up behind on Good Friday. On a day when Jesus  makes an association to all who are beaten, abused and killed, which perpetrator and their trait, with whom do you associate yourself?

 Are you a Pliate? Hearing and meeting truth and turning aside.

 Are you Judas? Living alongside truth and yet a turning as if betrayal is an answer.

 Are you Peter? Loving the truth and yet running from its consequence.

 Are you Mary(s)? Nurturing truth and powerless, watching the outworking of the scene.

 Are you a Pharisee? Seeking truth but not recognising it when it appears and is demonstrated in front of you.

 Are you a centurion? Quite unaware until the truth dies  before you.

 Who are you this Good Friday – look at other events in the world today.

 In this light, who are you?

Live for Today

11 April 2015

Yes funerals can be sad because of the physical loss, but faith in a resurrection future balances out the sadness.

As the Bishop of Huddersfield said on Easter morning, God in Christ died. A significance for our spiritual relationship. Jesus died and promises life in fullness.

Yes part of that promise is way in the future and partially that is for us a ‘now’ experience.

Let us live.

Rev’d Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield 

No Fear

10 April 2015

Easter Sunday and the Bishop of Huddersfield explained how in Mark’s Gospel the focus is in the momentous events of Good Friday. Mark hardly mentions the resurrection. Such living is left to the future.

Living now is realistic. Renewal is a present and a future gift. 

Let us live.

Rev’d Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield 

Vigil

Good Friday – 3 April 2015

 

“Vigil” – Fish “Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors” (EMI, 1991)

Former singer and songwriter for progressive rock group Marillion, Derek Dick (a.k.a. Fish) has now had a long and quietly successful solo career.

The song finds a central narrator musing on the state of the world today and having a conversation with “somebody up there”, begging them to “throw me a line.”

Perhaps there are parallels to be found with Jesus asking if his father has forsaken him.

The song ultimately ends on a positive note, heading towards a place of “light” and “truth.”

A Good Friday/Easter Song?

Listen to the Song

Graeme Blackwell – Huddersfield Parish Church