A man was once convicted as a ‘terrorist’ for advocating a system of beliefs that threatened the status quo. He was tried before a kangaroo court and executed as a common criminal on wasteland outside the city wall. This man, apparently, displays both God’s wisdom and his power. What?
To understand, we turn to the Gospels. But we can’t approach them like any other book because we already know the end before we begin. No, instead we need to see them as secret gardens to explore, with corners populated by extraordinary plants, bursting with exuberant and colour-filled verdure, designed with arrangements that astonish, surprise, shock and delight. These are the gardens of The Word.
The Bewcastle Benefice sermon for the fourth Sunday of Epiphany can be found here.