Matthew the Tax Collector was one of the 12 Apostles and despite his being in league with the Romans and thus mistrusted by his countrymen was accepted by Jesus as one of his close followers. Jesus saw beyond the outward trappings of the collaborator into his heart and received him into his friendship. We presume…

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Our “featured image” (the little picture at the top of the page) today was taken at Stone Lane Gardens in Devon on a fairly dull and misty day back in August. Stone Lane Gardens are set among the rolling Devon countryside near Chagford and are a noted arboretum featuring a great variety of specimen trees…

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Cross against a blue sky

Today is marked by the church in recognition that the cross has become the universal symbol for Christianity. In the early years the symbol was that of the fish in recognition that the early disciples were Galilean fishermen. (cf. Matthew 4: v19 or Mark 1; v17)

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