Donkeys and Destiny

Sermon Palm Sunday March 29 2015

Reverend Felicity O’Brien

Can you feel the pace picking up? Can you hear the prophecies tumbling over each other as they are fulfilled? Something big is happening, something of cosmic importance. It’s time.

Listen again to this passage from Isaiah:

I let them beat my back and pull out my beard. I didn’t turn aside when they insulted me and spit in my face.

Doesn’t it make shivers run up your spine as you realise that it’s talking about Jesus, many hundreds of years before he was on the earth? Continue reading

Sermon for Epiphany

The wise men and the star

St Peter’s and St Christopher’s Tawa 6 Jan 2013 Rev. Felicity O’Brien

Matthew 2:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6

Today we celebrate Epiphany. This is one of those complicated words that’s hard to define, but it talks about a sudden revelation, a sudden awakening of understanding. Our reading tells us how the Wise men had this revelation, this understanding of who this baby that they were travelling to see actually was.

The story of the wise men is so familiar, from carols and Christmas cards. Continue reading