Jesus the Jewish rabbi tells his Jewish followers that they have to be even more righteous than the people who are most regularly a thorn in his flesh to enter the kingdom of heaven.
I can’t do that. We can’t do that. And that’s the point.
February 23rd House Party! Help get St. Hilda St. Patrick ready for Ash Wednesday and Lent by doing some clean up inside the church! Cobwebs need clearing, closets need purging and, as my old granny used to say, many hands make light work! Then join us for services on Ash Wednesday, February 26th at 12:00 …
The Rev. Joseph Peters-Mathews is the vicar of St. Hilda St. Patrick. The sermon for Sunday, February 2, 2020 was preached extemporaneously. The Gospel text was Luke 2.22-40.
The Rev. Joseph Peters-Mathews is the vicar of St. Hilda St. Patrick. The sermon for Sunday, January 26, 2020 was preached extemporaneously. The Gospel text was Matthew 4.12-23.
Whenever it rains, whenever you look out at the ocean, whenever you wash your hands (which you should do frequently, by the way), remember that you are God’s beloved, and there’s nothing you can do about it. No failure, no insult, nothing on earth can separate you from that love. You are washed by the water.
The Word has become flesh and dwelt among us. It’s still Christmas.
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men.”