Monthly Archives: March 2016

Father, into your hands I commit my spirit. Luke 23:44-46

This is the last of The Seven Last Words attributed to Jesus on Good Friday. What follows is the short reflection I wrote on it last year. This is deliberately short – and if you’ve been following through the rest, … Continue reading

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It is finished. John 19:30

That mangled, broken body; that unquenchable Spirit; elevated in ridicule, and spite, for all to scorn; completes God’s picture of humanity. Born as one of us, the image of God’s ultimate creation, is a mirror to our failure: Deliberate suffering, … Continue reading

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I am thirsty! John 19:28-29

The fifth of my reflections on the Seven Last Words written last year and traditionally used on Good Friday. The first four are accessible here. The last two will follow later on the Good Friday. You are welcome to re-use … Continue reading

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Enough, let us be going – John 13:1-17 and 31b-35

The brief that my training incumbent gave me was for an explanatory sermon of what the service on Maundy Thursday includes, which at St. Mary’s follows from the sermon with the foot washing, continues through the Eucharist and the ‘stripping … Continue reading

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“My God, My God, Why have you forsaken me?” Mark 15:33-34

The fourth in my sequence of meditations on the ‘Seven Last Words’ of Jesus, written in 2015 for the Three Hours at the Cross at St. Mary’s Old Basing and Lychpit. Meditation 1 ‘Father forgive them, they know not what … Continue reading

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