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A note inserted in our Easter Sunday pew leaflet this morning:

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Recently, I came across an Easter Sermon I preached 13 years ago. It is not the sermon I will preach tomorrow, but it seemed worth re-reading.

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Jesus: My dear ones, in me this day you see all in life that you fear the most. I bear the suffering, injustice and brokenness of the world. I hold the great sorrow of affliction you have brought upon my gift of creation.

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This year’s children’s Good Friday story:

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The cross presents a bleak and painful picture. It is tempting to look away in despair in the face of this darkness. But, when I continue to behold the pain, I find light begins to break through.

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As the sombre observance of Good Friday approaches it is important to reflect on the horrifying reality of the cross which stands at the centre of Christian faith.

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Yesterday in our worship at St. Philip, we received the gift of a luminous Ephiphany sermon from Jungian Analyst Judith Slimmon.
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From this morning’s pew leaflet:
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It is hard to know how to speak to children about Good Friday. But stories seem a good way to attempt to communicate with children.

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Jesus embodied a vision of life characterized by overflowing generosity.

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