The story of the Resurrection is yet another strange story in the four Gospels. In John the story is about a new day and new tasks, uniting heaven and earth. How does that work out practically for us? In this Easter Day Sermon Fr. Keith reflects on this new day, and new tasks that we […]
All through Holy Week Fr. Keith has been reflecting on these events through the lens of the Feasts of Israel. In his Good Friday message he reflects on how Jesus inaugurates a New Covenant with God’s people and this covenant is sealed with his blood.
When Jesus sits down and has his final meal with his disciples before his crucifixion, he is doing much more than having a “last meal.” In this Passover meal Jesus injects new meaning that transitions the Jewish Passover meal of Exodus into the Christian Last Supper for the Forgiveness of Sins. When we eat the […]
The story of Palm Sunday is another enigmatic day. We have two Gospels, the Palm Gospel when we reflect on the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, and then the main Gospel which highlights the rejection of Jesus by the same crowds who acclaimed him earlier in the week, and his resultant crucifixion. Why this […]
In John 7:53-8:12 there is an enigmatic story of Jesus and a woman caught in the act of adultery. Despite this almost certainly not being a part of Johns original gospel it is a fascinating story, and one that demands our attention. Here Fr. Keith draws on Pope Benedicts reflection on eros and agape to […]