“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me,
and let the one who believes in me drink.” Last week we thought about the importance for our lives as Christians
of both contemplation and action.
One should flow from the other,
but both are essential to the health of our relationship with God. Lent has been a time for reflection and contemplation,
and that is especially true of the week ahead of us:
Holy Week requires of us to be still,
to come to the foot of the cross,
Our Gospel reading this morning, is also that set for St Philip’s day.
Having been curate at a church dedicated to St Philip,
I’ve preached on it several times,
and know it is a rich, if somewhat complex passage.
It’s presumably chosen for today,
as we begin to look towards Holy Week and the cross,
as in it,
Jesus is himself looking towards the cross,
and John tells us that his mention of being lifted up,
is an indication of the death that awaited him. This