Monthly Archives: February 2020

Love thy neighbour as thyself

Over the centuries much ink has been spent by spiritual writers on the question ‘what is my relationship with my self? The summary of the Law includes the command ‘love thy neighbour as you love yourself.’ Do we recognise our … Continue reading

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Iron entered into his soul

At present the Old Testament lesson at Morning Prayer is from the Book of Genesis. Today it was Chapter 39 which continues the story of Joseph: in this chapter Joseph is bought by Potiphar and Potiphar is blessed by the … Continue reading

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WHAT IS THE TREASURE?

A sermon preached on Ash Wednesday: Castle Bytham Parish Church Matthew 6: 21 ‘Where your treasure is there will be heart be also.’ Today we pray in Psalm 51 ‘ makes me a clean heart O God and renew a … Continue reading

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Lord, that I may receive my sight

A sermon preached at St Peter’s Creeton, Lincolnshire on the readings from the Book of Common Prayer for Quinquagesima: 1 Corinthians 13, Luke 18, 31 As Lent draws near we should make the response of the blind man to Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Purity of Heart

A sermon preached at St Augustine’s Grimsby 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time. 16th February 2020 Matthew 5:27–30 [27] “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ [28] But I say to you that everyone who looks … Continue reading

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Today has enough trouble of its own.

SPIRITUAL THERAPY   It is impossible to ignore the huge increase in the awareness of mental health issues. Many readers will be personally affected either by mental health issues of their own, or of friends or family members. A spiritual … Continue reading

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Being Salt in the World

As preached at St Martin’s Stamford:Third Sunday before Lent There is a phrase floating around in politics ‘ levelling up’. We live in a time the seventeenth century radicals  ‘The Levellers’ would have envied: the great god ‘ Equality’ rules. … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Lenten Fast!

Lent is three weeks away and there is a good chance that it will catch some of us unawares! That would be a pity! Lent is a fantastic time to get down to some serious work on our Spiritual lives. … Continue reading

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Sermon for Candlemass: Discerning Christ

  (The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the {Presentation of Christ in the Temple)   How could Simeon and Anna be certain that the baby with Mary and Joseph was the Christ, the Anointed One? Behind this question … Continue reading

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