Mark’s Gospel in Chapter 11 shows us something the others’ don’t concerning the flow of the narrative. We are presented with the Triumphal Entry, then the 1st visitation to the Temple and then the Fig Tree, the Cleansing of the Temple. They are not the random stories but they convey a coherent and prophetic message. This week marks the height of the Christian calendar. Mark 11 is supposed to be a continuous narrative with a connected context. That is very often we can take vs23 and 24 out of context. It is not faith for things, but faith for change. … Continue reading Walking with Jesus through the Cross; part 3; The Triumphal Entry, Fig Tree, 2 Visitations to the Temple.
Yesterday was moving for all of us as the unthinkable happened. It seems that reports abound of terrorism. This photo shows the Truth. The Cross stands even when all falls down. Of course the Cathedral is a house of religious beauty and heritage. The last few weeks have shown the succession of Churches being burned and profaned . France is undergoing the birth pangs of revolution. The battle is between the Church and radicalised people. We see in this picture a statement to the whole world: which is burning in racial and religious tension, injustices, the roof falling in on … Continue reading Notre Dame aftermath