Tuesday 6 December
In the middle of Summer, standing on the beach in bare feet the sand burns. One is reduced to hopping from foot to foot, seeking relief, until eventually managing to scrape off the surface layer of sand and uncover cooler damp sand underneath. And there is blessed relief. A wild dance of agony sinks into relaxation.
In our frantic preparations, in our mad shopping trips, in our keeping up with the neighbours let us focus again on he who comes to bring peace. Let us remind ourselves where our grounding lies.
“Our heart is restless until it finds its rest in you.” St Augustine.
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Jesus, the answer to our frantic restlessness, may I find your peace though my prayers and actions this day. Amen
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27th January 2015
Nathanael follow with a promise ringing in his ears, “You will see greater things than these!”
So it will be for all who follow Jesus. We cannot hear His call and not let ourselves be changed. The plights and delights of other cannot be ignored in the framework of God’s loving example in Jesus.
What have you done today, differently because of this Epiphany?
The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church
24th January 2015
So Philip says to Nathaniel, ‘We have found him about whom Moses and the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.’
Nathanael answers Philip's exitement.said, ‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?’
I wonder, had Nathanael been sitting under the fig tree in contemplative mood, before Philip hit him with the amazing news about the Messiah?
Contemplating his peaceful existence and knowledge of God as he shaded himself under a fig tree, ‘All’s right with the world” ; or Nathanael, far from being content with the way things were, resented the lack of peace and security under the brutal Roman occupation and dreamed of a new order and the time of the Messiah.
Where are you sitting? Are you content or restless ?
The Revd Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church
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