Tag Archives: Love

Power of Love shown at Pentecost

I don’t know if you have been using the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ material over the last ten days, from Ascension to today. This has been encouraging us to pray, to open our hearts to the life and love of God … Continue reading

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Advisory: This sermon contains nuts – Julian of Norwich and the Command to Love

On our way back from an Easter break in Norfolk, we called in at the Church of St Julian in Norwich. This is where the medieval mystic Mother Julian of Norwich had her cell as an anchorite. This meant that … Continue reading

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A narrative of hope: the treasure we share in the public square

Many people have found this a difficult week. The terror attack in Manchester on Monday, which killed 22 people, the youngest of which was just 8 years old, has shocked, appalled and deeply disturbed practically everyone. No one I have … Continue reading

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What will survive of us is love

Just over a week ago, on Friday 2nd December, the anniversary of his death, a memorial to the poet Philip Larkin was unveiled in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey. At the bottom are inscribed the final two lines from his … Continue reading

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The love above all others

Every now and then the gospels portray Jesus in a way that startles. We are so used to public figures guarding their words that we could wish they spoke a bit more frankly at times. Every nuance of what they … Continue reading

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Olympic spiritual ideals: Aiming higher to be stronger in spirit and faster to bless

Every four years our attention is drawn to a much wider selection of sport than we usually see. That is one of the reasons I like the Olympic games and the 31st Olympiad started on Friday in Rio de Janeiro … Continue reading

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Light shown through love

One of the problems with how we tend to read the Bible in our worship is that we chop up the text and present it as if it is an isolated piece of wisdom out of context. It isn’t of … Continue reading

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