Today we welcome Jenny Humphreys – The Diocesan Zambian Link Advisor – and a good friend to many of us here at St. Mary’s. Jenny will preach and encourage us with our link with the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka.
Very soon, Fr. Frank (Fr. Bob’s replacement) will be coming over and hopefully he will be with us.
What do we mean by the resurrection of the body? is it literal? Jesus’ risen body was identical to his earthly body but not exactly the same. it was the same Jesus, yet changed, only recognised by faith. His body was still substantial (not a ghost) but also spiritual (passing through doors) and, above all, immortal (living by spirit not blood). He was only recognised when he revealed himself (‘Mary’, or ‘breaking of bread’ or ‘miraculous catch of fish’). This glorious body will one day be the one all believers will receive.
The determined courage of the midwives, the strong love of Moses’ mother, the compassion of Pharaoh’s daughter and the insight of Miriam. Who nurtured and cared for you … and your faith? We give thanks.