Thursday 1 July 2021

About Today Readings

Genesis 22:1-19. I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living – Ps 114(116):1-6, 8-9. Matthew 9:1-8.

Why do you have such wicked thoughts in your hearts?

It is so hard to change attitudes. No matter what Jesus said or did, it would not have been acceptable to people determined to catch him out and condemn him.

The attitudes of some politicians in high office towards asylum seekers and refugees seem intractable. No matter how many letters to the media, letters to Ministers, emails and phone calls beg for the return of the Sri Lankan family of Nades, Priya, Kopika and Tharunica to the town of Biloela, where they are wanted, nothing happens. Will they be left to die on Christmas Island? Medevac patients brought from Nauru and Manus Island remain in hotels or detention centres, some for many months. Lives are destroyed by hopelessness and depression, but political face-saving is given priority.

Am I willing to challenge unjust and inhumane policies and actions by political leaders?


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