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Rev. Robin McAlpine

Updated: 02 Dec 2020


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Midweek Thought for the Day

Robin has written, compiled, read and presented some thoughts for various days during the week. You can find links to his reflections for Sundays by using the index on the right of the page.

The latest thoughts are at the top of the page or you can scroll down to read earlier entries.


Advent Postcards for December

Over Advent, we are asked to imagine the Christmas journey through a series of postcards. Thanks to Nancy Gilmartin for the idea and the material. Enjoy the journey!

Postcard 3 - Ein Kerem to Nazareth: Mary to Joseph

Luke 1

39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the child you will bear!


I’m afraid our little secret is no longer secret. I don’t know how my cousin knew from just looking at me, but she did. And she says the Angel is right.

Do not be afraid. He said it to Zechariah, he said it to me, and he will say it to you too. Mary



Postcard 2 - Nazareth to Ein Kerem: Mary to Elizabeth

Luke 1

23 When his time of service was completed, he returned home. 24 After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion.


Wonderful news! Congratulations! Of course, I’d like to come and visit you. You are my favourite cousin after all.

It must be very strange to see an Angel, no wonder Zechariah was struck dumb! I’d love to meet an Angel but nothing that good ever happens in Nazareth.

However I do have some Good News of my own...Joseph and I are betrothed!

My parents want us to wait a year or so because I’m so young, but Joseph wants a wedding once he has finished renovating his house. So it looks like visiting you in Ein Kairem with my parents will be my first and only chance to see the world! Mary






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