Reflection of the week

By Rev Sue Ellis
Uniting Church SA Moderator

Posted in Faith

God chose what is foolish in world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong. - 1 Corinthians 1:27

The scandal around the Australian cricket team cheating in their match against South Africa has brought great shame and dishonour upon the players and team captain. It was a fool-hardy risk to take. Cricket Australia must now consider how to rebuild its integrity and reputation among Australian people, who look upon their national team as positive leaders. Will they sacrifice their captain and his followers?

At Easter we remember how Jesus allowed himself to be made weak and vulnerable for our sakes, so that the abundant life God has planned for us might be established forever. The Cross looked fool-hardy to those who held the reputational power about the ways of God for God’s people. Yet it was the One who was willing to look foolish, in his weakness, who was raised from the grave by God and given fullness of life through a loving relationship with God and all creation. This can be our life, too, every day. And it begins as we receive the salvation gift of Jesus’ new life this Easter.

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