The Anglican Cathedral of Second Life

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A new story

On 15th April 2018, the third Sunday of Easter, Helene Milena preached the following sermon in the Anglican Cathedral on Epiphany Island in Second Life. The readings were Psalm 4, Acts 3:12-19 and Luke 24:36-48.

I wonder, what is the worst mistake you’ve ever made? What makes you cringe with embarrassment when you remember what you said or did at some time? What event or action overwhelms you with sadness or regret as you consider the outcome? How often have you revisited the event in your mind and thought: ‘If only I …’? There is often the accompanying thought that things will never be good again, life is blighted forever. Continue reading

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Escaping our stories

We all make mistakes and live to regret them. The wonderful result of Jesus’ death and resurrection is that mistakes don’t have to define us. There is no need to be stuck in a story which contains no hope. Jesus came so that repentance and forgiveness of sins could be proclaimed to all . During his lifetime, Jesus offered new stories to the many struggling people he encountered. Our job as his disciples, having each been given a new st0ry, is to do the same for others.

The reflection which follows was given on 22 April at the noon SLT service in the Cathedral. The readings were Acts 3:12-19, Psalm 4 and Luke 24:36b-48.

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