Readings for Palm Sunday
Isaiah 50:4-9, Philippians 2:5-115: 1-11 & Matthew 27:11-54
Thursday 6th April
On his entry into Jerusalem Jesus is cheered and exalted by the same people who will turn with cries of, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” Yet, when they glorify him on Palm Sunday, Jesus accepts them.
Thoughts and Prayer: We are also liable to change, one minute fired up, the next wanting to turn our backs. And yet God takes what we offer. And when we return to him, what we offer is ourselves.
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11th February 2014
Mary and Joseph do what is right before the law. They offer the smallest offering prescribed: two Turtle doves or two pigeons.
What is the right offering to God.
Jesus tell of the ‘widow’s mite’ – a gift given in poverty and yet an adventurous, sacrificial offering.
Please, go out of your way to respond to this showing today.
The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church
16th January 2015
In a moment of quiet and stillness.
The wise-ones offered a gift of frankincense because the light is God and they offered their worship. We are shown that the love which passes all understanding is God and the wise-ones were in the presence of the divine.
Frankincense was to show that in Christ was pure worship and by our present In worship, our thoughts, words and deeds, we are raised into righteousness and holiness.
When used in worship, the smoke of the incense mingles with the air that worshippers see and breathe. The Light of the World, the one true God pervades all, and in so doing transforms us and raises us up.
What part of life, can be represented in the gift Frankincense?
Simon Crook – Assistant Curate, Huddersfield Parish Church.