Monthly Archives: October 2015

Serving Today’s Samaritans

This week our featured reading is from Luke 10.25-37 read it aloud below. Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. ‘Teacher,’ he said, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ He said to him, ‘What is written in the law? What do you read there?’ He answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself.’ And he said to him, ‘You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.’ But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbour?’ Jesus

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Prayer – What is it?

This week our featured reading is from Mark 2.1-12 read it aloud below. When he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. So many gathered around that there was no longer room for them, not even in front of the door; and he was speaking the word to them. Then some people came, bringing to him a paralysed man, carried by four of them. And when they could not bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him; and after having dug through it, they let down the mat on which the paralytic lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he

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House of God Gate of Heaven

Above the door of Blackburn Cathedral there is a sign ‘House of God Gate of Heaven’. Perhaps more aptly this sign is also found over the door of the Holy House in the shrine at Walsingham. This sign tells us a great truth and sets a high standard for what the Church is. Jesus often talks about ‘The Kingdom of Heaven’ and we often think of this as a place far off in space. When Jesus talks of heaven he is speaking about a place and time when all things will be made new, a time in the future and a place we go when we die. But, what Jesus

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