Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Pentecost Sunday. What I heard the preacher say that I liked enough to write down:
1. "We say Jesus Christ came to forgive us or said in another way he came to bring healing to all those broken places of our being" (I would add in all the world \ creation)
2. "You and I share a great inheritance but we also share an awesome responsibility"
Quote 1 - Fr Garry. Quote 2 - Fr Bruce
Sunday, May 20, 2007
The annual stomp festival was held in Newcastle yesterday. An amazing day of celebrating cultural diversity bringing various sub cultures within the community together.
The most profound moment for me was that the organisers had invited all those present to share in a community meal cooked by a group of African women. To me here was the spirit of Christ being made manifest. A welcoming table for All no matter what their background or present circumstances were. Strange but not unpredictable; it wasn’t the Church institutional leading the way but rather a collection of local community groups.