John Paul

Holy Trinity: Joining the dance

Lectionary 1st Reading Psalm 2nd Reading Gospel Anglican lectionary: Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31 8 Romans 5:1-5 John 16:12-15 Catholic lectionary: (both) – (both) (both) How does Trinity Sunday, which we celebrate today, relate to climate change? How can understanding God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit inform our struggle to stabilize the climate and protect …

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Only One Earth

Pentecost/World Environment Day
Today we celebrate both Pentecost and World Environment Day
Many of us feel extremely worried as we look at the global situation. We are facing a triple ‘pandemic’ of climate change, biodiversity collapse and pollution.

7th Sunday of Easter

Paul and Silas heal a slave girl who is doubly oppressed (Acts 16). Firstly she is a slave and secondly she is possessed by an evil spirit that controls her. When she is healed, her owners are furious because they have lost their source of income. Paul and Silas are beaten and thrown into jail. Their response is to sing hymns and praise God. When given the chance to escape, they do not take it. Their sacrifice and attitude leads to the jailer and his whole household being saved.