Gospel reading, Mark 5:21-43 Last Sunday in our Gospel reading we considered Jesus’ call for calm even in the midst of a sudden crisis, giving his own example of sleeping on the cushion in the back of a boat in the face of a violent storm. This week we see Jesus intervening in a very different way, in two circumstances. First, we have the story of Jairus’ daughter who was seriously ill then died. In the midst of this story, we have the picture of the healing of the woman
I have no idea if it was a change in Bible version or what, but I have never really noticed a small detail in today’s Gospel. The cushion.
The story is familiar.
After a full day of teaching a crowd by a lake, Jesus said, “Let’s go to the other side.” So, Jesus and the disciples climbed into a boat and headed out. A storm came up. The disciples, capable fishermen, familiar with water, woke Jesus screaming over the squall, “Do you not care about us. At
Oh dear! My brain aches! These seem such complicated readings don’t they! 2 Corinthians 5.6-10
Brothers and sisters, we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord – for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So, whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. For all of us must appear before the judgeme
Thought for the week Trinity 1 / Corpus Christi. A famous quote to begin with: From the great liturgist, Dom Gregory Dix, an Anglican monk of Nashdom Abbey. From his ‘Shape of the Liturgy, published in 1945 Was ever another command so obeyed? For century after century, spreading slowly to every continent and country and among every race on earth, this action has been done, in every conceivable human circumstance, for every conceivable human need from infancy and before it to