Walking Together with Love

Uncle Ray Minniecon calls us to walk together with love towards Reconciliation.

Walking Together with Love

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

The Bible uses very big words. Words like: Reconciliation. Salvation. Eternity. Predestination. Redemption. Justice. Holiness. Each of these big words have deep meaning. For the past 2,000 years humanity has been trying to understand, not only the meaning of these big words, but how these big words should be applied and demonstrated by all humanity in everyday life. But, if there is one word that can summarise all of these big words that come from the Bible, that one word would be LOVE.

And like my Heavenly Father, who also gave all humanity so many big words to ponder, study and apply from His Word, I continue to dig deep into the meaning of these big words from the Scriptures as I try everyday to understand His plan for all creation and for all humanity. And I continue to try to see the whole of creation through the eyes of my Heavenly Father. He said, “For God so loved the world….”.

Truly, a Kaleidoscope Bewilderment!

 


Take Action

As we try to see the whole of creation through the eyes of our Heavenly Father, what act of love can you undertake today?  Might you be able to encourage an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leader this day? 

Watch the Grasstree Gathering video and consider the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leaders. It is rare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leaders to receive written encouragement and support from non-Indigenous Christians and the Australian Church.  

Can you write a message of prayer and encouragement to show your love to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leader by sending a message to grasstree.gathering@gmail.com which will be forwarded on? 

This reflection from Uncle Ray is an excerpt from a longer piece. Read the full reflection here.


Uncle Ray Minniecon is a descendant of the Kabi Kabi and Gurang Gurang nations of South-East Queensland, and a descendant of the South Sea Islander people. He is a founding board member of the Australian expression of NAIITS - a global indigenous theological community - and leads the Scarred Tree Indigenous Ministries at St John’s in Glebe, Sydney.

 

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