A Practical Repentance

Epiphany 3 – Mark 1:14-20 At Christmas the fact of the Roman Occupation of Israel is high in our consciousness, especially in relation to the 3 Magi from the East who encounter Herod before they find Jesus and who avoid him afterwards. The slaughter of the innocents was the result. We then tend to forget…

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Seeing, Finding and Perceiving

Today’s Gospel reading, John 1:43-51, follows the Epiphany theme of ‘seeing’, ‘finding’ and ‘perceiving’. All these words can have quite mundane meanings: ‘I saw Fred on the bus today’: I found a pound coin on the pavement’: ‘I couldn’t quite perceive who it was because it was foggy.’ But all these words can have heightened…

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