You will always have the poor among you?

Jesus was in the home of Simon the leper. A woman came with a jar of expensive perfume and poured it over his head. Judas Iscariot objected and said the perfume, worth a years wages, could have been sold and the money given to the poor.

Jesus replied with a verse that is often misquoted, or quoted out of context.

“You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me”
(John 12 verse 8) Continue reading “You will always have the poor among you?”

Your Kingdom Come

We are all familiar with the words from the Lord’s Prayer that says, “your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”.

These words are some of the most powerful words ever spoken and affect the whole world, and have an effect upon the whole of human history, past, present and future. The Kingdom of God as proclaimed in Matthew’s gospel has often been a mystery. Continue reading “Your Kingdom Come”

Freedom from Poverty

It is my contention that the whole world needs freedom from poverty. It is not just the desperately poor who need that freedom. In tolerating a situation in which two billion people survive on £9 a week, we are all implicated and all need setting free from the slavery of poverty.

This article explores this freedom, and the casual, underlying and root causes of poverty. Continue reading “Freedom from Poverty”

My Dream

I dream of a day…

  • A Day when all the people of the earth will have a chance to flourish. When all, regardless of their background, will have the opportunity, through education and hard work, to enjoy the fruit of their labour. But I dream also of a day when those who are ungifted or disadvantaged will be provided for.
  • A day when the scourge of natural disaster, disease and famine will be mitigated by caring acts from of the rest of humanity. Continue reading “My Dream”
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