Weekly Gospel Reflections
Each Week, in the parish bulletin – The Tidings, the Gospel for the day, plus reflections is provided as a tool to further our understanding of the Gospel message.
Many of the Home-groups are now using this reflection as a basis for their study.
You are invited to join the ever-increasing number who take advantage of this tool.
May you be blessed as you reflect.
Thoughts, news and sermons from our Clergy and Missions
Reflections on the Gospel From Rev Scott Gunthorpe : 21 April 2019
What do you notice first about this famous passage from John’s gospel?
Perhaps it is the fear that you imagine is instilled in Mary Magdalene
when she realizes that her Lord’s body has been taken. Or maybe you are
struck by the seemingly random detail that one disciple outruns the
MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 21 April 2019
As we are surrounded by media headlines and become consumed by clickbait is there room breathe in the love and hope that God brings? It could be said that the world feeds us a narrative of doom and gloom but I have hope that there is a better way.
Reflections on the Gospel From Rev Scott Gunthorpe : 12 April 2019
The Servant Song reaches a crescendo in the gospel reading assigned for today. Read or heard in context of the other passages in the day’s lectionary, this great sweeping passion narrative might be considered a symphony of God’s suffering love for us. …
MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 12 April 2019
We are almost at the end of Lent for 2019. How has the journey been for you this year? …
Reflections on the Gospel - Rev Scott Gunthorpe : 06 April 2019
There is something disconcerting about Jesus’ response to Judas, because Judas’ question is one that many of us might ask. One would think that we would hear exactly the opposite from Jesus—that all of our resources should go to the poor. …
MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 06 April 2019
In our gospel story for Sunday we see Jesus going to Lazurus’ house for dinner. We hear that Martha is serving the meal and Mary is anointing Jesus’ feet with a costly perfume. …
Reflections on the Gospel From Rev Scott Gunthorpe : 31 March 2019
The Parable of the Prodigal Son—or as others prefer to call it, The Parable of the Good Father—is the third of three parables Jesus tells to a particular audience. As this Gospel selection helpfully reminds us, each of these parables is told in response to the grumbling of the Pharisees and scribes. …
MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 31 March 2019
Mothering Sunday. In England today it is Mother’s day. Traditionally servants would be released so they could visit their family homes and attend their mother church. A cake was often made and today we remember this tradition by consuming Simnel cake. …
Reflections on the Gospel From Rev Scott Gunthorpe : 24 March 2019
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, …
Sometimes it is too late. Sometimes we miss an opportunity to speak to a person, see a thing, make a change. The warning signs may have all been there. The door may have been opened. The time may have been ripe. But for some reason, we refused, we stalled, we ignored.
MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 24 March 2019
In our gospel reading for today we see Jesus use the metaphor of a chicken and her brood to describe the way he sees himself and the sacrifice he was willing to make for all of humanity.
How are we going to respond to this offer of protection?