Merry Christmas! Here is an audio recording of my reflection on the Christmas story this year.
We welcome Beth Shelton to talk to us about the story of the Visitation Luke 1:39-45 - Elizabeth and Mary's 3 month long meeting. The reflection begins at 30:39 in the video.
A reflection on the unpleasant story of John the Baptist in Luke 3:7-18 I quote from Margaret Atwood's novels "The Handmaid's Tale" and "The Testaments". The reflection begins at 43:11 in the video.
A reflection on the theme of finding one's voice in Luke 1 and Luke 3:1-6 The reflection begins at 25:20 in the video.
A reflection about the Reign of Christ, the Commonwealth of Love, focussing on John 18:33-37 The refection commences at 27.38 I refer to these documents and articles: https://www.vatican.va/content/pius-xi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-xi_enc_14031937_mit-brennender-sorge.html https://www.vatican.va/content/pius-xi/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-xi_enc_11121925_quas-primas.html https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/12/the-return-of-the-1920s/422163/
A reflection on the story of Bartimaeus in Mark 10:46-52 The reflection begins at 20:24
A reflection on the radical humility demanded by God in Job 38 and Jesus in Mark 10:35-45 (reflection begins at 24:20)
A reflection on Job 23 for Blessing of the Animals Sunday
A reflection on Mark 10:1-16.
A reflection on the first Creation story in Genesis focussing particularly on the challenge of verses 26-28 - human dominion in creation.