Rise, Caledonia?

14th after Pentecost. September 14 2014 Exodus 14.19-31, Psalm 114, Romans 14.1-12, Matthew 18.21-35 Rev. Páraic Réamonn, Church of Scotland On Thursday this week, people living in Scotland have a chance to show that there is a two-state solution. They will answer yes or no to the question “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Until…

Very near to you

9th Sunday after Pentecost, 10 August 2014 Romans 10.1-15; Matthew 14.22-33 Rev Páraic Réamonn, The Scots Kirk, Lausanne Here is what we read in Deuteronomy 30: “When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come upon you and you take them to heart…, then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes…

Wrestling with God

8th Sunday after Pentecost, August 3 2014 Genesis 32.22-31, Romans 9.1-5, Matthew 14.13-21 Rev Páraic Réamonn, Auditoire de Calvin, Geneva, Switzerland Let me tell you a story. In fact, since I’m feeling generous, let me tell you three. * In May 1963, Mary Lusk (as she then was) stood at the bar of the general…

Getting our attention

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, 9 February 2014 Isaiah 58.1-12, 1 Corinthians 2.1-16, Matthew 5.13-20 Rev Páraic Réamonn, Auditoire de Calvin, Geneva, Switzerland Buttercup was raised on a small farm in the country of Florin. Her favourite pastimes were riding her horse and tormenting the farm boy that worked there. Nothing gave Buttercup as much pleasure…