PARISH NEWS REFLECTION - Luke 16:19-31
We all want justice, in a world where people profit off of others vulnerability, we want justice. Racial and historical injustices have led to further injustices for people and people groups all. These realities cause us to lament these tragedies and to seek justice to correct these imbalances in our society. We all desire justice to ensure everyone has a fair go. Yet, to ensure justice can happen there needs to be a form of judgement. Whether it be a judgement in stating the fact that injustice exits, to the judgement carried out which seeks to rebalance or redress. The problem is though, most of us don’t like judgement. We want to believe that all ways are valid and equal. Your truth is yours and mine is mine and we can simply all go our own way, without judgement, critique or condemnation. We want to believe this since we live in a pluralistic society, a multi cultural and multi religious melting pot where, as long as tolerance is the highest virtue, peace and harmony will ensue. These two, justice and judgement go together, yet we desire one more than the other. I suppose it’s no surprise to see we live in such a world, where justice is a commodity that is bought by the rich, while those without are taken advantage of. In our reading today, we will see that this kind of injustice is not new, but was very present in Jesus day. Yet we will see that our God is also a just God, who hears the cries of the poor and marginalised and will indeed bring righteous judgment and justice to all. 1. The Rich and the Poor 2. Justice and Judgement 3. God’s Gracious Word
OUR HYMNS FOR THIS SUNDAY
TIS 116 Begin my tongue some heavenly theme
MP 170 Give Thanks with a grateful
TIS 169 Our God we know your providence
TIS 569 Guide me O Thou Great Redeemer
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We pray for those who are sick or troubled in body or mind, or who have special needs:
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This week we continue to pray for: Mike; Mark; Clovis; Rose; Rhonda; Muznah; Eva; Cecil; Graeme; Stanley; Nigel; Russell; Josie, Kevin; Joanne, Eve, Margaret, Lynette, Danny, Esme, Pam, Milton & Henry.
We also pray for: Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil; Anglicare Australia, Anglican Overseas Aid; St Mark’s Fitzroy; St John’s Toorak – Confirmation Service; Trinity College – Pastoral Service, Choral Evensong; Anglican Parish Banyule – Pastoral Service; Parish of Mount Dandenong – Pastoral Visit; Tamil Christian Congregation of Victoria 40th anniversary service; Archbishop Philip and all our Bishops in their ministry this week.
LAWN MOWING ROSTER 2022
30 Sept Oyem & Rob
07 oct Rusty
READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY
2 Oct –17th Sunday after Pentecost
2 Timothy 1:1-14;