Monthly Archives: February 2013

GLORIOUS BODIES

‘I believe in the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting’ – so I say in the Apostles Creed twice a day. last Sunday in the epistle we heard St Paul say to the Church at Philippi ‘we await … Continue reading

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FASTING THOUGHTS

Fast from judging others; Feast on the Christ dwelling in them.  Fast from emphasis on differences; Feast on the unity of life.  Fast from apparent darkness; Feast on the reality of light.  Fast from thoughts of illness; Feast on the … Continue reading

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A summary of The Scale of Perfection

THE SCALE (OR LADDER) OF PERFECTION WALTER HILTON (D 1349) ( numbers in brackets refer to paragraph numbers) Hilton served as an Augustinian Canon at Thurgaton (nr Southwell).The Augustinian rule was a rule for ‘a mixed life’ seeking a balance … Continue reading

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TRANSFIGURATION – ( Luke 9 v 28-36 &2 Corinthians 3 v12- 4 v 2)

TRANSFIGURATION Uncreated inner light breaking out in lighting white. Brilliance beyond compare; Two men of fire in prayer partaking; Prefiguring you and I: our baptismal flame still burning; our hearts to Him in turning ; the darkning glass removing ; … Continue reading

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The burden of them is grevious unto us,

I have been asked on several occasions by individuals have come to a place of repentance on their life’s journey ‘what about all the damage I have done through my sinfulness – the evil I have done and the good … Continue reading

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BY LITTLE STEPS

‘Church life can be pain,’ remarked a member of the congregation last week, ‘it gets in the way of serving God.’ Then she posed me this question: ‘How do you cope with all this meaningless stuff that has to be … Continue reading

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ASH WEDNESDAY -SNOW AND SIN

The snow began to fall as the children from Edenham School came to church for their service. By the time the evening Eucharist came there was a good inch of snow and the roads were white over.An hour and a … Continue reading

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