18th Sunday After Trinity – Church Back Home – September 25, 2016

Get the point of this Gospel reading, and you’ll find everything else falling into place! You hear it every Holy Communion, because it’s one of the first things the priest says. And now, you see why.

The Pharisees had their piles of rules, and Jesus had two commandments which covered them all


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16th Sunday After Trinity – Church Back Home – September 11, 2016

A pair of readings which drive home a point which many miss. In the Gospel reading, Jesus comes upon a funeral procession for a widow’s only son. Her only son dying would condemn a widow to destitution. Jesus brings her son back from the dead, and the people are overwhelmed by that happening.

In the Epistle, St Paul wishes the Ephesians to be able to comprehend with all saints the breadth, length, depth and height and know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge. Imagine how much that must be compared to our own knowledge!


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15th Sunday After Trinity – Church Back Home – September 4, 2016

Here we have a pair of readings with essentially the same message: Don’t get hung up on the wrong stuff! It’s an easy trap to fall into, and we don’t need it.

In the Epistle, we’re reminded of the various people who would love to have us “jump through hoops” for one reason or another, even if it is not necessary. Such people are on power trips that we do not need to feed.

In the Gospel, we hear an often mis-used verse about the lilies of the field, but it is valid to use in terms of a line in a prayer which we all know. When we say “Give us this day our daily bread” we ask to be fed today, but without concern about tomorrow’s bread which will come when it is due. It’s the simple fact that mammon is physical wealth, and people cannot worship both God and physical wealth. Seek the Kingdom of God, and you can also have the rest.


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