Monthly Archives: March 2014

Blinded by the light . . .

Text: John 9:1-41 (the blind and the sighted) I struggled to write today’s reflection, perhaps because of our Gospel reading. As in many other places, today’s reading includes an attack by Jesus on religious leaders. Since I am a religious … Continue reading

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Living Water — a mutual offering

Text: John 4:5-42 (Living Water) In today’s Gospel reading, a Samaritan woman at a well notes that Jesus is a Jew. She expresses surprise that as a Jew and a man he feels free to ask her for a drink … Continue reading

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Born again: into belief or faith?

Text: John 3:1-17 (being born from above) Have you been born-again? Have you accepted Jesus Christ into your heart as your personal saviour and been saved into eternal life? These are questions not often heard in Mill Woods United. A … Continue reading

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Pain and healing on the road to Jerusalem

Text: Matthew 4:1-11 (Jesus in the wilderness) Lent is a season of 40 days and nights that mixes two metaphors. The first comes from the story we just heard of Jesus tempted in the desert. The second comes from the … Continue reading

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Grief, glory and transfiguration

Text: Matthew 17:1-9 (the Transfiguration) I sometimes feel tension in the church between glory and humility. The Way of the Cross is a humble one in which Jesus walks with us and helps us to accept loss as a path … Continue reading

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