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Category Archives: Matthew Kieswetter

Voices and Vocations: The Fourth Sunday of Easter (Vocations Sunday; Good Shepherd Sunday)

If we step into the shoes of the bystanders in today’s stories, we encounter, and I think, can relate to where they’re coming from and what they’re experiencing. In that first reading, we meet a satellite of the early Church. And you’d expect them to be confident and triumphant in their trust in the resurrection, […]

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Resurrection Reverberations: The Second Sunday of Easter

Sunday, April 24, 2022: John 20:19-31 This Sunday is sometimes called “Low Sunday.” I’m not sure if it’s because typically it was a stripped down “low mass” after the complexity of the Easter “high mass.” Or maybe the relatively lower attendance numbers the week after Easter. Or maybe just energy and excitement level being lower. […]

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Easter Sunday 2022

Sunday, April 17, 2022: Acts 10:34-43 Luke 24:1-12 Time and memory feel strange these days, I find… It’s our first in-person Easter celebration in over two years. And I’m not sure what it feels like for you. Maybe time has flown by, as it sometimes feels, in a sort of haze. Or maybe it’s felt […]

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Good Friday 2022

Friday, April 15, 2022 Two thousand years ago public executions were not uncommon. It wasn’t reserved for gods and heroes. It wasn’t special in any way. For Jesus and his contemporaries it was overly familiar — the sight of hanging bodies lining the roads. The Romans’ choice of torture and death, it was the fate […]

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Mary and Lazarus, Martha and Judas: The Fifth Sunday in Lent

Sunday, April 3, 2022: Isaiah 43:16-21 John 12:1-8 There are some stories that we naturally gravitate to and hold dearly. Thinking of ones that align with our sense of justice. Ones where baddies get their comeuppance. Ones where the outcast is brought to the centre. A really good parable (like last week). Or where Jesus […]

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