Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional  




26 July 2015
posted by Canon Dakin on 27-07-2015

This year we have been following the gospel of St Mark. It is the shortest of the gospels, and so we have been given an interlude from St John and the passage we have heard today is not so much a news report as an icon, to be contemplated, with every detail having significance.  Jesus on a hillside -recalls Moses on Sinai.   St John is writing for mature 2nd cent. Christians, meeting every Sunday for the Breaking of Bread, as the Eucharist then was called. Imagine the resonance of hearing about Jesus taking bread, giving thanks, breaking it and giving it out.  Moses fed the people miraculously with manna, bread from heaven. The people here in a desert place are aware of the miracle of Jesus feeding more than five thousand people from five loaves of barley.  They acclaim him as the new liberator, a second Moses.  Jesus packs the apostles off to the other side of the lake to keep them from being infected by these wild ideas. The stage is set for Jesus’ discourse on the bread of life in which at the end he will give a promise of the Eucharist.

Today is a Day for Life. I had an odd phone call during the week. ‘According to our records you once worked in industry’ ‘Your records must be wrong. I am a priest and have always been a priest.’ ‘Well. What did you do on weekdays?’ ‘Being a priest is a full-time job. Don’t you know what a priest is?’ ‘No, I’m not a God-person’. That echoes a famous remark by someone in politics: ‘We don’t do God’. The country, broadly speaking, has become de-christianised. It’s not that people have become aggressively atheistic - they have just selected neutral and coast along with no other reference but themselves.

They apply notions of design, purpose and meaning to gadgets but don’t have the detachment to ask the same questions of themselves. They are stuck in a rut of consumerism which is now so deep that they may opt to abort a child who happens not to be of the gender they prefer on the grounds of the stress they would endure if the child were to be born. ‘It’s not what we would have ordered’.  So we have a Day for Life to assert the dignity of the human person, a dignity and a value which transcends human preference. The special collection today is for the support of the Anscombe Centre for Bio-ethics which provides the Bishops’ Conference with the scientific advice it may need in defending our concept of the dignity of human life.

from Foods that causes Inflammation posted on 22-10-2017


This is my first time visit here. From the tons of comments on your articles.I guess I am not only one having all the enjoyment right here! Foods that causes Inflammation


from Zodiac Signs posted on 21-10-2017


It’s very informative and you are obviously very knowledgeable in this area. You have opened my eyes to varying views on this topic with interesting and solid content. Zodiac Signs


from 21 Questions posted on 18-10-2017


This website is remarkable information and facts it's really excellent 21 Questions


from Albert Sam posted on 18-08-2017


One approach to battle the agony is to awaken every day and think about what you are appreciative for. You can discover no less than Do my Coursework for me one thing to welcome every day. Mental research has demonstrated that appreciation is really one of the keys to being upbeat, so utilize this apparatus keeping in mind the end goal to develop yourself step by step. its astonishing to see your post, keep it up.


from Jack posted on 18-08-2017


There is no conclusion to planning. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and complete with UK Essay Writing Service getting ready. The entire of life, from the minute you are bound to the minute you struggle pitiably, is a procedure for learning. The objective of masterminding is not to develop the measure of information yet rather to make the potential outcomes for an adolescent to imagine and find, to make men who can do new things. See what you have, where you are and your character with this minute.


from Hayden posted on 18-08-2017


I get a kick out of the opportunity to think I see things. Genuinely something I'm smoothly settled Buy Coursework on in this life is the estimation of thankfulness in all that we do, gratefulness for all we have, for our general condition, so far as that is worried, for things I"m yet oblivious of. its astounding to see your post, keep it up.


from Elise Thompson posted on 25-05-2017


Education is very important thing for the uneducated people. My opinion is before joining a university you should check the reviews of the university for example if you are looking for a program in Caralyn University you will search for caralyn university reviews to get an idea of that particular university


from Louise posted on 11-05-2017


When somebody ask us for what valid reason we've was perceived as Write My Essay expert wedding picture taker, we generally answer that really the photography picked us. Allurement of shutting feelings and excellence in a little rectangular casing is something that we couldn't help it.


from posted on 27-03-2017


from Chris posted on 20-02-2017


Hello! Thank you for such a useful information! Those are nowadays realities and Day of Life is really great initiative. Keep doing great job! And if you're looking for some help with your writings Essayshark discount code is always here at your disposal.


<<< Prev 1 2 Next >>>



Add Comment

Email (optional)
Remember me
Bold Italic Underline Strikethrough Subscript Superscript Font color Font Family Font Size Left Align Center Align Right Align Teletype Horizontal Line Marquee Quote Flash Image Image E-mail link hyperlink List
Characters Left
Security Code (copy the security code from the image above)
Password (admins only)



Return to Home Page