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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?

 

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The Promise

Sunday 7 February

The promise of God, able and willing to make a difference. That is a theme I am looking for today and will comment upon in the next few days.

We have seven individuals being confirmed in St. Peter’s by the Bishop of Huddersfield.

Today is not about finished packages of perfection, but about a promise of Jesus, being named and recognised, he will be a part of their lives continuing.

The promise! 

 

A Prophetic Vigil! 

Friday 11th December 

Two subjects of this week’s blog. Prophets and vigil.

The coming together of these two thought and I am minded of an Advent a number of years past. Call to anoint Milly as in her great age as she slipped towards her end. The vigil lasted a couple of days and well into each night. Bar the last hours Milly was intermittently awake and focussed to know her time was limited and who it was that sat with her. 

We had spoken of these last moments and had an understanding that I would try and be with her. So her eyes would flutter and she would smile. Her last words told me not to worry that she was not frightened. For all her faults she told me God loved her and this was not an end but a beginning.

A prophetic vigil! 

When she passed illness’ lines faded and Milly not only looked peaceful but quite joyous. I thought of her while writing yesterday’s thoughts down. 

‘May she rest in peace and rise in glory.’ What she saw as her promise and slipped towards that one Advent season.

  

All Things New

12th February 2014

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Anna’s and Simeon’s prophecies share a note of hope and expectation, along with declarations that in this child God’s promise is moving into realisation.

Going back to the beginning of Epiphany there was a showing of rich and poor, learned and ordinary, kingship, worship and death. Glimpses of who and what Jesus is to become.

This series of thoughts ends with the mature, with male and female the promise of hope and expectation.

Whatever your gender or status etc. God’s love makes all things new and all things possible.

The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church

Your Promise has Been Fulfilled.

7th February 2014

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Simeon and Anna are two people seen by Luke as the earliest recognisers of Jesus. Physically they approached this family and felt the divine presence. Both react with such calm grace and beauty in that presence.

Perhaps they just happened to be in the right place at the right time, but the story suggests they lived their lives with a promise and a part of their worship were being aware of that promise.

Wow!

The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church