December 20: Advent 4- Silence

December 20: Advent 4- Silence

  Silence is not an easy image because we are better acquainted with the notion of God speaking, and often with words that must be obeyed. How shall this mystery of God be communicated? Reflect What silence can you create in your life? Pray We pray for the current COVID-19 outbreak in the Northern Beaches.

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December 13: Advent 3- Fragile

December 13: Advent 3- Fragile

  Having taken the world for granted for too long, now is the time to think and act anew. Our Bible reading (John 1:6-8, 19-28) speaks of John the Baptist as a ‘voice in the wilderness.’ Reflect How do we care for our fragile planet Pray We pray for those that look on Christmas with

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December 6: Advent 2- Alluring

December 6: Advent 2- Alluring

  What is it that allured Jesus? What is it that allures you? Reflect What do you think of when you think of God as alluring? Pray We pray for the United Nations International Human Rights Day Act As you ‘wait’ for Christmas, how do you love those around you? How can you practically show

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November 29: Advent 1 Waiting

November 29: Advent 1 Waiting

  What were you big dreams for 2020? Were they realised? What do you dream for 2021? Reflect What big dreams do you have? Try as best you can to re-enter that moment in time, not to understand it or rationalise it, but rather to just feel it and re-experience it. Pray As 2020 draws

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November 22: Special Moments

November 22: Special Moments

  Love and compassion are necessities not luxuries Without them humanity cannot survive- Dalai Lama Reflect What special moments can you fondly remember from this difficult year? Pray For those who are grieving the loss of someone close this year. For equitable sharing of a COVID-19 to those most most in need, not those with

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November 15: Waiting

November 15: Waiting

  Today we reflect on waiting The service is also a baptism Reflect What are you willing to wait for? What are you willing to give up in order to gain? Try as best you can to re-enter that moment in time, not to understand it or rationalise it, but rather to just feel it

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November 8: Give unto Caesar

November 8: Give unto Caesar

  Some religious leaders try to trap Jesus by asking about paying taxes. Say yes, and the people will hate you. Say no, and the Romans will arrest you. Reflect Bearing in mind what I said this morning, what did you think Jesus meant when he said, ‘Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to

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November 1: The Greatest Commandment

November 1: The Greatest Commandment

  The Jews had over 600 commandments to follow Were they all equal, or was there one that trumped them all? Reflect Religion both limits people and inspires them. When has religion diminished or limited you? How do you live with those memories? When has faith has inspired you to see the world differently? What

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October 25: Creation Stories

October 25: Creation Stories

  Let’s stat at the very beginning- I hear it’s a very good place to start Almost every religion has a creation story When the Israelites were exiled in Babylon they were exposed to a very violent creation story, out of which they crafted their own. Reflect What do you make of the similarities and

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