Advent Antiphon Haiku: Day 4

Advent Day 4 This week the haikus are accompanied by a Bible text and some questions to reflect on. I am…the good shepherd Jesus said ‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the…

Advent Antiphon Haiku: Day 3

Advent Day 3 This week the haikus are accompanied by a Bible text and some questions to reflect on. I am…the light of the world Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.’ (John 8:12)…

Advent Antiphon Haiku: Day 2

Advent Day 2 This week the haikus are accompanied by a Bible text and some questions to reflect on. I am…the bread of life Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’ (John 6:35) Why did…

Advent Antiphon Haiku: Day 1

Advent Day 1 This week the haikus are accompanied by a Bible text and some questions to reflect on. I am…the way, the truth and the life Jesus said to Thomas, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’ (John 14:6) Why did Jesus…

Something like…

In preparation for my series on the Advent Antiphons, thinking about what God is like, here is a companion piece based on one biblical author’s attempts to describe God. The opening of the book of Ezekiel has a very vivid and strange vision of God, his throne and those who surround it. The author obviously…

really nothing…

‘William, William, it was really nothing’  When thinking of a title for a blog, I decided to engage in a process of ‘Lectio Moz-ina’ – a combination of Lectio divina (meaning ‘Divine Reading’ an ancient way of reading the Bible – for more information, see here: http://ocarm.org/en/content/lectio/what-lectio-divina) but using the lyrics of Manchester musicians and poet…