In this sermon Fr Keith reflects on the Wedding in Cana of Galilee. He reflects on the strangeness of the account, but how it is vital to understand this as part of John’s strategy for revealing Jesus not as a miracle worker but as the long awaited Messiah of Israel.
What does the message of the Magi have for us here in the 21st Century? Fr. Keith Explores this ancient story and discovers there are a surprising number of applications for today.
The Holy Family is a model for our earthly families and how we relate to God. The Holy family worshipped God together, and so we need to as well. It does not do well to separate the family into their constituent parts, children and parents, and deal with them separately. We need to have a […]
In Genesis is the ideal of relationships, the man and the woman and God in the midst. In the birth of Jesus we have the holy family, the man, and the woman and god in the midst. When we deviate from this ideal we run into all sorts of strife. The world needs to hear […]
Sometimes we just get stuck in our relationship with Jesus. Advent reminds us that it is necessary to change direction from time to time. This is a slightly different sermon to the 0800 Sermon on the same topic.
One of the messages in Advent is about changing direction. Sometimes we get stuck where we are in our relationship with God, and Advent is a great opportunity to reflect on that, and hopefully change direction and get to our destination, new life in Christ.
In Luke 6:12-16 we read about Jesus going to a quiet place to pray all night before he selects 12 men from the group of disciples that were following him at the time. The passage is instructive for us. Prayer must be at the heart of all we do.
In Mark 10:2-16 Jesus gives a very forceful teaching on Marriage and Divorce and then unexpectedly follows this up with a reflection on the need to welcome the Kingdom of God like a child. What is the connection? I try to explore and explain.
1John 5:16-21 contain some of the most enigmatic writings of the NT, including v 21, Keep yourselves from idols. These last verses of the letter sum up much of the contents and reason for the letter and make it one of the most interesting to read. Here we are reminded of the reality of sin, […]
1John4:15-5:15 reminds us of the love of God we need to have with one another and with God through the Incarnation, death and resurrection of Jesus. The best audio visual we have of that is the Eucharist or Holy Communion. We need to live out our love of God and one another through the Sacrament […]