“Not my will but yours” – who is talking to who?

In Matthew 26, Jesus is in the Garden of Gethsemane after he has shared the last supper with the disciples. There in the garden he goes to pray on his own and says these famous words.  “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”[1]Continue reading ““Not my will but yours” – who is talking to who?”

A little lower than the angels?

Hebrews 2:5-8 talking about Christ’s superiority to angels quotes Psalm 8 saying “What are mere mortals that you should think about them,    or a son of man[a] that you should care for him?7 Yet for a little while you made them a little lower than the angels    and crowned them with glory and honour.[b]8 You gave them authority overContinue reading “A little lower than the angels?”

What I want for my enemies (reflections on Psalm 110 part 1)

How do we respond when people falsely accuse us, slander and gossip about us behind our backs, isolate us and attack our characters?  Psalm 109, helps us to give voice to the way that this makes us feel. There is the desperate cry for justice. David utters these words against his tormenters Appoint a wickedContinue reading “What I want for my enemies (reflections on Psalm 110 part 1)”