Wheat and Weeds: The Strange Patience of Christians

In our journey through Matthew`s Gospel we`ve been reflecting on several of the Parables which Jesus told. Last week you might recall we were presented with the Parable of the Sower. This morning we heard what`s sometimes called the Parable of the wheat and the weeds. (Matthew 13.24-30, 36-43) My invitation to you last week…

The Gospel: An Inconvenient Truth

I look at our Gospel reading this morning (Matthew 10.24-39) and it seems that we`re faced with some pretty pointed and challenging stuff. If we`re going to be like Jesus, he seems to be saying then just as they called him `a son of the devil` then we will be in for same kind of…

Don`t think too much about God: Let God happen to you

I sat by the man`s hospital bedside with a strange mixture of emotions. “You know, Vicar”, he said. “I`m not sure I really believe any of this”. The man was within days of dying and here was an invitation, you might think, to get into a theological discussion. I warmed to his honesty but he…