Archive for September 6, 2019

There is and must always be discipline and order in the way we conduct ourselves since we are created in the likeness and image of the Lord our God who created the world and breathed order into it. So too there is order in the way we worship, therefore we embrace and follow the sacred traditions handed down to us.

However above all and above all created things is Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Hence all that we say or do whether in matters of worship, administrative or pastoral must be centred primarily on Him of whom we love and who first loved us. Everything must be built upon the foundation of our rock and this can only be so through and ever growing, deepening relationship with our Lord and God Jesus Christ.

Jesus my Lord, You are the source of all life. You first born of creation and first born of the dead; by Your very life, death and resurrection You have opened the gates of Heaven for us and so we have hope of eternal life with You. Help us to remain true and focused on the prize that awaits us at the very end of our trials and tribulations. Amen

First reading

Colossians 1:15-20 ·
All things were created through Christ and for Christ

Christ Jesus is the image of the unseen God
and the first-born of all creation, for in him were created all things in heaven and on earth: everything visible and everything invisible, Thrones, Domination, Sovereignties, Powers – all things were created through him and for him.
Before anything was created, he existed, and he holds all things in unity. Now the Church is his body, he is its head.

As he is the Beginning,
he was first to be born from the dead, so that he should be first in every way; because God wanted all perfection to be found in him
and all things to be reconciled through him and for him, everything in heaven and everything on earth, when he made peace
by his death on the cross.


Luke 5:33-39
When the bridegroom is taken from them, then they will fast

The Pharisees and the scribes said to Jesus, ‘John’s disciples are always fasting and saying prayers, and the disciples of the Pharisees too, but yours go on eating and drinking.’ Jesus replied, ‘Surely you cannot make the bridegroom’s attendants fast while the bridegroom is still with them? But the time will come, the time for the bridegroom to be taken away from them; that will be the time when they will fast.’
He also told them this parable, ‘No one tears a piece from a new cloak to put it on an old cloak; if he does, not only will he have torn the new one, but the piece taken from the new will not match the old.
‘And nobody puts new wine into old skins; if he does, the new wine will burst the skins and then run out, and the skins will be lost. No; new wine must be put into fresh skins. And nobody who has been drinking old wine wants new. “The old is good” he says.’