29th October 2023  (Year A – Pentecost 22) “ All You Need is Love and Maybe Technique… ?”
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29th October 2023 (Year A – Pentecost 22) “ All You Need is Love and Maybe Technique… ?”

For Antoni Gaudi, the visionary who designed the La Sagrada Familia, in Barcelona, love is not enough.
Technique alone was insufficient, to do things right, he needed love and technique. We are called not just to love but understand the work in which we engage. Cultivate intentional practices that cultivate love for God and love for God’s people.

22nd October 2023  (Year A – Pentecost 21)  “Jesus’ Mind-blowing Insights!”
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22nd October 2023 (Year A – Pentecost 21) “Jesus’ Mind-blowing Insights!”

Paying taxes to Caesar is thought to be a perfect trap for Jesus. The Jews had their own money but for taxes, they had to pay in Roman money – effaced with Caesar’s image. Here Matthew provides insight into the nature and brilliance of Jesus and His purpose.
Jesus calls us to look beyond what our human concerns expect….

15th October 2023  “ The Christian Faith is a Lifelong Festival”  (Year A Pentecost 20)
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15th October 2023 “ The Christian Faith is a Lifelong Festival” (Year A Pentecost 20)

We hear some uncomfortable messages this week. Aaron built a golden calf when he replied to the demands of the people. When the church gets anxious, it creates golden calves. It looses celebration and festivity, trying to save itself. Paul encourages us to not be anxious but with prayer and thanksgiving make our requests known.

1st October 2023  (Year A – Pentecost 18)  “The Two Sons”
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1st October 2023 (Year A – Pentecost 18) “The Two Sons”

William Barclay refers to this story as: ‘The Better of Two Bad Sons’, neither brings gratitude to the father – at first! Our religious knowledge and practice is not always consistent with our actions and attitudes. God looks for performance, “Show me what you can do in my vineyard” Despite all our failures, God’s offer of Grace is for everyone