‘How lonely sits the city that once was full of people!’ (Lamentations 1:1a).
Not so lonely in the local bakery this morning (allowing for social distancing) – but generally,
yes. Lonely, diminished. Reaching out via Zoom and other means.
The pandemic gives us a lot to lament about – its economic impact as well as the impact on
health. But have we brought it on ourselves with our rapacious approach to nature undermining
biodiversity and facilitating the transmission of diseases from animals to humans?
(by Derek McDougall)
Love rise up
With all your broken and bruised glory ...
(a poem by Rev Andrew Johnson)
The Angel says: Do not be afraid
we live in terrifying times
How can we believe in resurrection when we are still hiding in the tomb?
We decided to pre record so we could include more voices from our community... Huge shout out to Mark from the Lucas Baker Clan - our in house camera man- who put all the pieces together..Missing you all heaps..Christ Is Risen...this day and all days xxxx
This is not a Good Day, this is not a day where we get to race from the tomb and meet our loved one on the road. This is a day of doing the work
Last Sunday I attended Men’s Work, a men’s group that Anthony has run for several years now. We talk about men’s issues and how we deal with them. I was not game to physically attend. I attended by Zoom.
The Woman at the Well stands in isolation and Jesus stands with her. How can we be present to each other during this pandemic, not give in to tribal prejudice and love one another across the borders of quarantine?
The murder of Hannah Baxter and the outrage at police and media response and the subsequent standing down of a leading Queensland policeman shows that Transfiguration:
radical change and truth shining through..
is happening all around us