Walking Together with Truth

Uncle Vince Ross calls us to walk together with truth towards Reconciliation.

Walking Together with Truth

In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path.

Proverbs 3:6


Sixty-five years ago I heard for the very first time a Gospel that spoke deep into my heart. As a young fellow I responded to that message and have continued to place that verse of scripture as priority number one in my life. My experience over all those years was one that recognised the presence of the Creator Spirit God as the one who started to shape my life, as well as realising that if I was prepared to let go and let God direct my life then that would be the key to a successful life. I thank God for His promises like ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you’.

I’ve always said that this nation would never reach its fullest potential until such times that we came to terms with and own our history and know the truth. I’m confident that if we continue to journey together as we are presently doing then we will start to have true reconciliation.


My Blessing

May the God of creation warm your heart like the campfires of old

Bring wisdom and peace as shown to the first peoples of this land

Shake off the dust from the desert plains by the refreshing rains

Followed by the glow and warmth of the sun

Let the light of God show us the right path and stand tall like the big

River gums drawing life from the ever flowing waters.


Take Action

Take action by being present to the world around you during National Reconciliation Week. Go outside and feel the refreshing rain or the warmth of the sun and read aloud Uncle Vince’s blessing.  Ask your church if you or they can share Uncle Vince’s blessing during the church service on Sunday to recognise National Reconciliation Week.  If you haven’t already your church can sign up to get Church Resources.


Uncle Vince Ross was born at Balranald NSW on the banks of the Murrumbidgee river and his clan group is the Madi-Madi people. He has had extensive experience in various workplaces and ministries, including twenty years with the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress as State Director during which time he established Narana Creations in Geelong.  Uncle Vince has also been the Chairperson of The Salvation Army National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reference Group. Uncle Vince was awarded National NAIDOC Elder of the Year in 2006.


National Reconciliation Week 2020 Devotions