We long for the day when those who come to our shores for safety are welcomed with that kindness and compassion that the Bible teaches.
There are already many wonderful reflections of God's beauty, generosity and justice in the church in Australia.
As a community, we are encouraged by the many good works that are taking place in our nation, as the church seeks to be like Jesus for the world. There is much to celebrate and thank God for as well as to take hope from that is happening across the church in Australia!
Yet, we are equally challenged as we listen to the word and the Spirit calling us to attend to the plight of the oppressed, brokenhearted and captive that are suffering in our nation. To turn our attention to where injustice prevails - as God does - and to allow our hearts to be moved to act on behalf of those whom the Bible describes as 'the least of these'.
May these pages provide us all with practical resources to put our faith into action as we all seek to think, speak and act MORE LIKE JESUS.