Theme : Easter

THE WOMEN WHO SERVED JESUS | April 26th, 2018

The stories of Jesus’ appearance after the resurrection have enormous appeal for us, not least because of the prominent role of the women who, from the very beginning, were disciples of Jesus and followed him as he went about teaching and preaching.  Scripture doesn’t specify just how many women disciples travelled with Jesus but Mark tells us that there were many.   They remain largely anonymous, serving quietly and faithfully, supporting Jesus and the male disciples “from their own possessions” (Luke 8:3).  We know the names of some of these women – Martha and Mary (Luke 10:36) Mary, the mother of Zebedee’s sons, Mary Magdalene, Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s …

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THE JOY OF THE RESURRECTION | March 25th, 2016

Reading the accounts of Jesus’ appearances to his disciples after his resurrection, two major themes appear – transformation and exodus. First, Jesus’ followers were transformed by their encounters with the Risen Christ. Once fearful, they become courageous; once uncertain, they become confident; once downhearted, they become filled with joy; once doubting they are filled with faith that Jesus indeed is the Lord and that by his resurrection he ushers in a new era in which death has not the last word. In their encounters with the risen Lord, they became convinced that he is indeed the One sent by God to save and draw all people into the one Family of …

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