The Gospel reading this morning brings to mind the changes over time in what constitutes good health – and some constants which remain true throughout time.
Traversing Mother Teresa, this morning's readings and sundry poets, Our Vicar arrives at the essence of faith.
Of all the common Christmas images, shepherds and angels must be front and centre. But are they what we have always imagined?
Just what hope do we have for our future? Opinions vary says Our Vicar.
This morning's letter to the Corinthians has much to say of our Christian life and service.
One interpretation of this morning's gospel reading suggests that doing good things for “the least of these” ensures redemption. But perhaps rather more is required of those of us in the Church.
As Advent approaches, we can usefully look at how we contribute to our Church.
Our Vicar turns his attention to the Battle of Britain and subsequent large scale bombing raids and asks what might have been better done.
Not all saints are created equal – making them seems to be a very human exercise and subsequently results in candidates, including successful candidates, of varying standard.
The fashionable concentration on emotion in all things is not always helpful. So where does that leave the Christian goal of loving God and our neighbour above all else?
“How are Christians to make their way in a world in which power is ... unavoidable ... and in which compromises sometimes have to be made?” The scriptures – of course – hold some clues says Our Vicar.
“Can what we do affect God?” Our Vicar has the answer.
Is doing good works in our community the way to the perfect Christian life? Or not?
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