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As we enter into July we enter fully into the season of Trinity. In this season we attempt to put into practice all we have learnt about God, His plan for us in His Son Jesus, and our place in the world that God has created and given us to be stewards of.
As Stewards of God’s good creation we need to enter into the True Life of God. This is the over arching theme each month up to an including November, True Life. The True Life message will have a subset of this central theme, this month, we will be focussing on compassion.
It seems to me that there is very little in the way of compassion in our world. We see this especially in our governments, at all levels. It strikes me as very odd that a nation as rich as Australia is still has a horrendous homelessness issue. We still have people in great need. As individuals we can feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the task, and we ask ourselves what is it that we can do? I am so small and the task is so big. The reality is, we are not necessarily called to solve these large complex issues. What we are called to do is to exercise the compassion of our Lord in our daily lives. Of course we can only achieve this through a personal relationship with our Lord and Saviour. As we engage in that relationship and allow him to be a part of our lives, then we can explore the compassion of our Lord in our own lives, and little by little, bit by bit we enable the compassion of our Lord to spread out into the world we are a part of.
I pray that in this month of July you might seek this deeper relationship with Our Lord and Saviour and invite His compassion for the world to be a part of your life and your lived experience.
May the blessings of the Season of Trinity be upon you all
written by our former Rector, Father Bill Weston
God our Father, send your Holy Spirit upon the people of this parish. Give us a greater love for all. Make us more compassionate for the sick, the lonely and all in need, more zealous in the inspiration of the young, more concerned about the wider mission of the Church and more generous in our giving of service and money. Help each one of us to know what we ought to do and give us strength and courage faithfully to do it, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen