Category: January 2016

January 6th 2016: Colossians 4:2-18

You can find today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. ‘Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving.’ It’s hard to keep going, isn’t it? New years very often don’t mean a new you, or a new start (unless you work in, or have fallen prey to a marketing tactic). I remember several […]

January 5th 2016: Colossians 3:12-4:1

You can read today’s passage by clicking on this sentence. Over the last few days we’ve been thinking in different ways about being ‘in God’, and here’s another perspective on it. We are to ‘clothe ourselves in love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.’ We, hidden with Christ in God as we are, can […]

January 4th 2016: Colossians 3:1-11

You can read today’s passage by clicking on this sentence. This is a rich reading full of imagery. It would be easy to focus on the latter part of the reading’s insistence on the response to the goodness of God being a transformed ethical and moral life. The experience of being saved may well, indeed […]

January 2nd 2016: Colossians 2:8-23

You can read today’s text by clicking on this sentence. ‘See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have come to […]

January 1st 2016: Luke 2:15-21

You can read the text of today’s reading by clicking on this sentence There’s a certain matter-of-fact-ness about this account of the visit of the Shepherds to the newborn Jesus. I find it intriguing that, having had what must have been something of a life-altering experience, they accepted the explanation of the Angels without a […]

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