St John, whose feast we celebrate today, gave the church the gift of his Gospel. It’s a powerful and moving book of Jesus’ life: “the Word of God made flesh”. In church tradition, each of the four gospels has a creature associated with it and for John, it’s an eagle. Eagles soar, gracefully, high above the land. John’s writing is similarly graceful and poetic.
Today we’ve jumped forward thirty years in a week and we celebrate the Baptism of Jesus. Mark’s Gospel, which we heard this morning, begins with the Baptism with very little preamble. In fact, all four Gospels mention this important event.
In November’s edition of Vision, our parish magazine, there is Remembrance Day content, parish news, and the return of ‘Lynette Interviews’
Today is the 4th of October: It’s International Zookeeper Day, World Animal Day & St Francis’ Day.
So I want to begin by asking you a question: Who here has a pet? What pet do you have?
In October’s edition of Vision, our parish magazine, there are tasty ideas and some winter warmth…