Saturday 26 January 2019
Australia Day. Ss Timothy and Titus.
Isaiah 32:15-18. Psalm 84(85):9-14. 1 Corinthians 12:4-11/Romans 12:9-13. Matthew 5:1-12/Luke 12:22-32.
The Lord speaks of peace to his people – Psalm 84(85):9-14.
‘Then justice will dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness abide in the fruitful field.’
Let us call upon the Holy Spirit to enlighten all people who live in this land. May we reflect on the geographical and geological gifts which Australia holds, and may the Holy Spirit lead us to a deeper understanding of the wonderful insights held by our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters regarding their land. May we be led to a clearer awareness of and insight into the spirituality that so deeply informs their lives and enriches their human spirit.
Let us pray that our attitude towards Australia will lead us to take personal responsibility for caring for the gifts of this land and its people.