This week's reflection focuses on Australia and how fortunate we are to live as a multi cultural nation.
Reflection of the week
Posted in Faith
Our population is becoming older and more and more elderly people are finding it harder to volunteer their services. Pressures of work and family mean that too few young people are able to take their place. Where will that leave the hungry, the marginalised and the infirm, and so many others who rely on volunteers?
“The second [greatest commandment] is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” – Mark 12:31
If we live by this commandment then it is easy to identify those in need and be willing to give freely of our time and our talents.
Gracious and Loving God, thank you for the many volunteers around the world, both young and old, who see a need and willingly give of their time and their talents. Help me to set aside the time to volunteer in any capacity to enable me to help where I am most needed. Amen.
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This week's reflection focuses on prayer and God's plans for us.
On Tuesday 29 May, the Uniting Church in Australia started 40 days of prayer to lead up to the 15th Assembly meeting. This week’s reflection features the first and second of these prayers (29 & 30 May).