Friday 19 February 2021

Pulling a fast one Read John’s disciples came to Jesus and said, ‘Why is it that we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not?’ Jesus replied, ‘Surely the bridegroom’s attendants would never think of mourning as long as the bridegroom is still with them? But the time will come for the bridegroom toContinue reading “Friday 19 February 2021”

Day 2: A Doorway to Heaven

On the doors of the Tabernacle at St Mary’s is a beautiful painting portraying the Annunciation. It shows the moment when Gabriel greets Mary who responds to God by saying ‘Yes’ to his plans for her and the world. It’s the moment of Incarnation, when God takes flesh. Mary was the first to receive Jesus,Continue reading “Day 2: A Doorway to Heaven”

Day 1: A Taste of Heaven

“What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever said?” asked the boy. “Help,” said the horse. “When have you been at your strongest?” asked the boy. “When I have dared to show my weakness.” And so the gentle conversation goes throughout their journey, across the pages of Charles Mackesy’s beautiful book, “The Boy, the mole, the foxContinue reading “Day 1: A Taste of Heaven”