Love Leads the Way

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Tender Hearted, ©Mark Hewitt 2015 The disciples find themselves at a crossroads.  At a point where decisions need to be made as the risen Jesus has ascended to be back one with God.  They spent plenty of time in prayer before they acted to replace one of the 12.  Which they again did with prayer. So how did the gathered faith community …

Loving Friends

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Stand By Me | Playing For Change | Song Around The World God of love, you speak all of creation into being and call it good; you come amongst us and call us friends; you move your spirit so that we may know your love extends beyond any boundaries we may define. Help us to be friends of one another …

Love Abides

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Seppeltsville Vine, ©Mark Hewitt 2010 Vineyards, vines, grapes & wine are very much part of South Australia’s culture, so we are in a good place to understand the imagery and the importance of the vine to those who Jesus first spoke to. Agriculturally, vines & their fruit, the grape, were a part of every day life in biblical times.  And as is the …

Love in Truth and Action

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Good Shepherd; Shepherding is a serious business, ©Mark Hewitt 2012 Forget all those paintings you’ve seen where a tall, blond, Jesus carries a fluffy white lamb in his arms.  This is a serious business.  A flock of sheep without a shepherd will soon be gone.  A good Shepherd is Committed – intertwined with the sheep with no one was more present with sheep than …

Love Means Showing Up

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Rosellas, ©Graham Vawser Our Easter experience has two parts.  At one point we realise that by the love of God, Jesus shows up in all the daily situations of our life and shares all our experience. And this leads to a realisation that in the love of God we too must show up to others with our awareness of the …

Love is a Response to Grace

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Open Hands, ©Mark Hewitt 2012 Belief – Faith, is not something easily or lightly given. Wendy M Wright in her book The Vigil,  copyright © 1992 Upper Room Books wrote this; “To believe something (in a religious sense) is not simply to hold an opinion; it is to let that something sink down into the marrow of your bones and form the structure of …

Ash through Lent

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As Ash Wednesday occurred during the South Australian bushfire season, and that Bushfires are now a part of our landscape. I reflected on the two events and their shared imagery of ash, fire and being burnt. How this then fed into Easter, the devastation of Good Friday and new life of Easter Day. We started the season with an Ash …