Jesus & The Holy Spirit

John Glynn singer & songwriter


 

HOME

ABOUT THE MAN

JUST A THOUGHT

CD's & MUSIC

THE AQUILA SHOP

NEWS

CONCERTS

FRIENDS

MUSICIANS

AQUILA TRUST

CONTACT US 

NOTE:
text size increase Ctrl +
decrease Ctrl -

 

 

 

JOHN GLYNN AND AQUILA - Next FREE concert could be at your church - see concert page for details  

john

Aquila Music Trust welcomes you to
johnglynn.org.uk

John Glynn is a singer and a songwriter -
this website is dedicated to his soul, his faith and his talent.
A former Roman Catholic Priest in the United Kingdom with a talent that spans the world.

Please note: All e-mail contact is now via email@johnglynn.org.uk

We are a voluntary organisation with no paid staff: we may take up to 14 days to respond to your communication.
PLEASE ALLOW 28 DAYS FOR DELIVERY


 

 

TREAT SOMEONE YOU LOVE, or YOURSELF !!

JOHN GLYNN
The Essential Collection

(BOX SET of three CD's)

More information and track listing on CDs & Songbooks Page

 

 

JUST A THOUGHT FROM JOHN GLYNN

TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY OF THE YEAR OF LUKE
28th August 2016

Is it insecurity, thoughtlessness or plain selfishness, that lies behind the tendency today for people to think first of what they can get instead of what they can give? For example, calling a company for help with their product begins with their question “How can I help?” and often proceeds by making things as difficult and obstructive as possible for the enquirer. Perhaps their question means “How can help myself and keep the customer at bay?”

The setting of today’s gospel is a Sabbath meal. It’s not about eating; it’s about people-watching. First, Jesus is invited so that his behaviour can be observed. But he in turn notices their behaviour. He sees that the gathering is an opportunity for them to assert their status. While they are thinking, “How can I manipulate this occasion to my own advantage?” Jesus tells them how to avoid embarrassment – by pretending to be humble! In other words, he shows them that conscious self-depreciation is pride in disguise, an ego trip. But for the Pharisees to see it, they need what they lack - a sense of humour.

The way to unmask and deflate pride, Jesus goes on, is in service of others. If you confine the world to yourself, it remains a very small place. But reach out to the disadvantaged, the poor, the sick, the hungry, and enter their world by inviting them into yours – giving and generosity enlarges our hearts and our outlook. We do not expect them to repay us for our kindness – we give without thought of it – but if they do invite us, then we should respond to the privilege.

It is peace with God, consideration of others and generosity of spirit which will transform the world.

May the Lord bless you.

John

Click here for my previous thoughts




Aquila

FREE CONCERT OFFER

Would you like to invite John Glynn and Aquila LIVE to where you are?

Find out more.....



Image
© David d Birchall SJ courtesy of St Beuno's, St Asaph, LL17 0AS.
Please visit their website www.beunos.com

***LATEST ALBUM***

LET ME BE YOUR HOME

More information and track listing on CDs & Songbooks Page


Use this website to learn a little about John Glynn and his recordings and to obtain his recordings and his songbook..
10% of every CD and Songbook sold goes to CAFOD. So far, we have donated £4,672.35 to CAFOD.
CAFOD
is the official overseas aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, and is part of the Caritas International Federation. Registered Charity No. 285766


ALL CONTENT AND IMAGES COPYRIGHT 1990-2009 AQUILA MUSIC TRUST [UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED]
NO COPYING BY ANY MEANS WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION
WEBSITE DESIGN COPYRIGHT 2010 1STOPWEBS
 

DESIGNED, HOSTED AND MAINTAINED BY BOB AT 1STOPWEBS THE COMPLETE WEB SOLUTION STATIC & FLASH SITES DESIGNED, ARTWORK, DOMAINS, HOSTING, EMAILS, REVAMPS & MAINTENANCE