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Let Us Attend

Let Us Attend
February 10, 2013: Matthew 25:14-30, Read for Older Children

Episode date: February 03, 2013
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The Lord spoke this parable: “A man going on a journey called his servants and entrusted to them his property; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them; and he made five talents more. So also, he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money.
“Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five…

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Let Us Attend

Let Us Attend
February 10, 2013: Matthew 25:14-30, Told for Younger Children

Episode date: February 03, 2013
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Once a man wanted to go on a journey. He had a lot of money and didn’t want to just leave it alone. He called three of his servants before him. To the first servant he gave five talents, or pieces of money. To the second he gave two talents. To the third he gave one talent. After the master left, the servant with the five talents used them well, and made five more for his master. The servant with two talents also made two more. The one with the one talent did not use the money well. He dug a hole and put it in the ground.
When the master returned, he called each servant before him. The first said, “Master, with the money you gave…

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A Voice From The Isles

A Voice From The Isles
Taking Our Stand

Episode date: January 25, 2013
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One of the great strengths and delights of St Aidan’s Church is its diversity, with all manner of cultures and ages, but a place where we are first and foremost Orthodox Christians.  We have an expression and it comes from a dream vision in the book of the prophet Daniel, “to have feet of clay.” It means to be less than perfect, to have some fault or weakness especially in someone who is proud or arrogant. However, we have more than feet of clay; we share the earthy nature of all humanity.  St Paul in his second letter to the Corinthians talks about “treasure in earthen vessels”. Yet as St Paul reminds us in the reading…

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A Voice From The Isles

A Voice From The Isles
Loving God and Loving Humans

Episode date: February 11, 2013
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Learning to Love God, Our Neighbour and Ourselves
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, God is one.

In the Gospel today from St Matthew, at the end of Chapter 22, Christ urges the questioning expert in the Mosaic law (just as he urges us) to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind” as well as to “love your neighbour as yourself.” That is quite difficult. We would all like to love God and our neighbour much more than we do in practice; and yet, and yet, we also genuinely wish to look after ourselves and our families, to balance our love…

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A Voice From The Isles

A Voice From The Isles
Don’t Bury Your Gift

Episode date: February 21, 2013
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This parable teaches us that we should not under any circumstances neglect or hide the gifts that God has given us. Mostly, people are fearful of sinning by doing something wrong. Here the sin is to neglect to do what is right.
The poet John Milton was fascinated by this parable and referred to it in a number of his works. In his sonnet: “On his blindness” he writes as follows:-
“When I consider how my light is spent
Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide,
And that one talent, which is death to hide,
Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent
To serve therewith my Maker, and present

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