Curiosity

Curiosity

Curiosity Read Matthew 2:1-12 “… they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising until it stopped over the place where the child was.” (v.9) Meditation This year let’s commit to living from a place of Epiphany. We’ll willingly...
Seeing

Seeing

Seeing Read Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 “…the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah.” v.15 Meditation The in-between way is murky. What once was well defined is now blurred. What brought...
Emptying

Emptying

Emptying Read John 2:1-11 “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. “Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.” (v.7,8) Meditation This in-between space of living with covid is teaching us about the common good. We have glimpses of...
So, Are You a King?

So, Are You a King?

SO, ARE YOU A KING? Year B – Reign of Christ Sunday: John 18:33-37. By Hugh Farquhar Next Sunday is traditionally called “Christ the King Sunday,” now referred to in my tradition as “Reign of Christ Sunday.” It’s the last Sunday of the Christian Year, a transitional...
Let Us

Let Us

“LET US” Year B: Twenty-fifth after Pentecost: Hebrews 10: 11-18; 19-25 By Hugh Farquhar When our oldest offspring was going through the telling corny jokes phase of childhood, he asked me what one religious skunk said to the other. I don’t know,” I replied. “Let us...
Let Us

A Knack for Noticing

A KNACK FOR NOTICING By Hugh Farquhar  Year B – Twenty-fourth after Pentecost: Mark12;38-44. Jesus and his disciples were in the Temple courtyard in Jerusalem, near where people came to drop their offerings. He saw rich people coming to put their donations into the...
Let Us

A Troubling Request

A TROUBLING REQUEST Twenty-first after Pentecost: Mark 10:35-45. By Hugh Farquhar  From time immemorial, humans have had difficulty with authority. People who misuse authority are people who have allowed some power they have inherited or achieved to go to their heads....
Not to Worry

Not to Worry

NOT TO WORRY Thanksgiving Sunday: Matthew 6:25-34 By Hugh Farquhar Many years ago, my family and I moved to Aberdeen, Scotland, where I was a post-graduate student at King’s College. During our time there we became familiar with a phrase people often used: “not to...
The Ministry of Children

The Ministry of Children

THE MINISTRY OF CHILDREN Nineteenth after Pentecost: Mark 10:13-16. By Hugh Farquhar I remember well a day when I went to visit a man whose vibrant spouse had just died after a lengthy illness. I was feeling something of the pain in his life and was looking for the...