Friday 4 November 2022
St Charles Borromeo
Philippians 3:17 – 4:1. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord – Psalm 121(122):1-5. Luke 16:1-8.
The master praised the dishonest steward for his astuteness
Having come through a torrid federal election campaign earlier this year, this rings true. After so much wheeling and dealing, what has emerged is the value of integrity and principle. Many of the successful candidates focused on issues that were of key importance to constituents and essential to the welfare of Australia.
If what emerges from this new government is respect for our First Nations people and action on the Uluru Statement from the Heart, a Federal Integrity Commission, real action on climate change and a transition to renewable energy, just wages, care for the poor and refugees and a well-resourced aged care system, then that is a good start.
Perhaps we may see a new decency in our way of governing and in our relations with other countries. We can only hope, and mirror that in our own interpersonal relations.