Wednesday 27 January
Knowledge of Jesus, if only a the slightest amount, gives the possibility, the possibility of self awareness. But more, an ability then to look at others with Christ-like eyes. The reflection back can be immense.
A prayer in this confidence.
O God, the well of life, make us bright with wisdom,
that we may be lightened with the knowledge of your glory
in the face of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Show and tell is a grand way of getting people to talk. I remember a man who collected things agricultural, things industrial, things domestic and things just weird. He would place these objects on a table and get you to workout what they were they used for in years gone by.
There was this large set of scissors come tongues,with blobs of metal on each end of the grabbing bit. I remember working out they were for leading bulls which had not got a ring in their noses. Show and tell!
From birth to when Jesus hit his ministry. Thirty odd years in very few texts and a whole lot of tradition. The season from Epiphany to Lent is strewn with edited highlights of who Jesus was and who he was to become.
In the readings set for the various Sundays in this period we are given glimpses of Jesus through the characters and events of His earliest life.
Welcome to the Epiphany ‘Show and Tell!’ on “Impressions from St. Pete’s”.
Rev’d Canon Simon Moor, Vicar of Huddersfield
Tuesday 16th December 2014
Silent night, Holy night. All was calm, all was bright. What a wonderful image of peaceful, magical times, of serenity. We sing about it. We send cards about it. But how difficult it is to do it, especially at Christmas. The food, the drink, the presents to buy and wrap, the parties. These celebrations are important,they are a part of the joy of the Christmas. But we must also make space for what we are celebrating; a presence beyond ourselves. Try to make this as important as the other pressures and strains on life and be still and quiet for a few minutes each day during advent, and in that time and space be open to that which is eternal.
Rev’d Simon Crook, Assistant Curate,