The Gospel According to John – 2017.06.11 Hope and Fear The gift of life is not transactional. It is free. We do not have to ask for it, just as we did not ask to be born, like true love, eternal life comes to us without conditions. God, the creator of […]Read more "A Homily – John 3:16 – 18 ©"
The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.04.09 The Passion The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew Key: N. Narrator. ✠ Jesus. O. Other single speaker. C. Crowd, or more than one speaker. One of the Twelve, the man called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, […]Read more "A Homily – Matthew 26:14 – 27:66 ©"
The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.03.05 Temptation (In Fable) Jesus was led by the Spirit out into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, after which he was very hungry, and the tempter came and said to him, ‘If you are the […]Read more "A Homily – Matthew 4:1 – 11 ©"
The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.02.12 The Law Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Do not imagine that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets. I have come not to abolish but to complete them. I tell you solemnly, till heaven and earth disappear, not one dot, not one […]Read more "A Homily – Matthew 5: 17 – 37 ©"
The Gospel of the Day – 2017.01.08 Jesus Baptized Jesus appeared: he came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptised by John. John tried to dissuade him. ‘It is I who need baptism from you’ he said ‘and yet you come to me!’ But Jesus replied, ‘Leave it like this for […]Read more "A Homily – The Gospel of Matthew 3:13 – 17 ©"
The Gospel of the Day – 2017.01.01 The Three Shepherds The shepherds hurried away to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. When they saw the child they repeated what they had been told about him, and everyone who heard it was astonished at what the […]Read more "A Homily – The Gospel of Luke 2:16 – 21 ©"
Part One Everything we know about Jesus is tangled in myth. The narratives of his birth, and childhood are complete fiction. Even the narrative of his adult ministry, beginning around the year 30 C.E. is imbued with metaphor and allegory, so much so that none of it is reliable as history. The narrative that […]Read more "On Jesus and Mithra – A Christmas Essay"