A Random Anglican

A Random Anglican
A layperson's thoughts on a daily reading from the Church of England's lectionary
Created 24 Jun 2021
  • Peter's moral guilt follows Jesus's legal guilt.
    02 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Peter has been watching the trial from the crowd. One of the Chief Priest's servant girls recognises him, challenges him saying that he is one of Jesus's followers. Peter quickly and firmly denies tha...
  • Finally they get him.
    01 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Jesus has been arrested and is now before the Sanhedrin, the council of the religious and legal leaders. Keen to get a quick conviction before they must break for the Passover festival they parade a s...
  • The arrest of Jesus
    30 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    The soldiers arrive in the garden to arrest Jesus. They are guided by Judas Iscariat who, as one of Jesus's disciples, shared the Passover meal with him just hours before, taking the bread from his ha...
  • The battles of Michael and Jesus
    29 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Today the Church celebrates the Feast of Michael and All Angels. Michael leads the army of angels which wins the victory for God in the war between good and evil. He is the protector of Israel and it ...
  • Are you a Christian in fear of arrest?
    28 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    You have to secretly pre-organise a supporter to provide you with a room so that you can have a meeting with your friends and you can only send two of your most trusted companions to make final arrang...
  • Jesus, wealth and the poor
    27 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Those who say that we should cut back or stop international development aid so that we can help the poor in our own country but do nothing to help the poor themselves, had their counterparts at the ti...
  • Keep awake, how?
    25 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    We all need sleep, some manage to sleep for the recommended amount, up to one third of our lives. So when Jesus tells us that not even he knows when God will send him back, what does he mean by saying...
  • After disaster, hope
    24 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Having indicated the trouble that the disciples and the world will have, Jesus gives them, and us, hope for our future. After all the death and destruction Jesus says that he will come again with his ...
  • What is your future?
    23 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    I wonder what the disciples are thinking as Jesus continues his prophecy of how terrible the times will be after he leaves the earth and before his return. He says that the days of distress have never...
  • Tough times are ahead
    22 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Jesus realises that the net prepared by the religious leaders is closing around him and he begins to prepare his disciples for what is about to happen to him and to them. At the moment they see no sig...
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