Fourth Sunday of Lent – John 19:25b-27 30.3.14

24 03 2014

This is another welcome contribution from the Reverend Jan Ashton.

I would warmly welcome other guest contributions by email to stephen.cherry@durham.anglican.org . Also, offers to write sermon starters for a period of, say, a month or six weeks woud be great

Mothering Sunday

Need to Know

  1. What are the issues around Mothering in 2014? You might want to visit: http://www.mumsnet.com/
  2. Who is doing the mothering in this passage?
  3. Why did this disciple need to take Jesus’ mother into his own home?

Need to Challenge

  1. What might Mary be doing at the cross? What’s helping her stay there?
  2. For Christians is blood always thicker than water?
  3. If you give flowers out in church this day – who do you give them to and what message are you giving to those who do not receive?

Need to Comfort

  1. What might Jesus say to those of us who miss our mothers particularly on this day?
  2. What might Jesus say to those of us who know others are missing their mothers?
  3. Mother’s Day is often guilt day about failing as a mother. How might we help deal with this guilt?
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