Building hope and confidence
Sunday 26 January 2019
Poverty and homelessness
Why is it that we who live in one of the wealthiest and peaceful nations on earth, can feel such intense NEED. Surely there is irony in the fact that NEED and GREED rhyme. At the root of Poverty and Homelessness is the tragedy of cultural breakdown, war, competing interests for the world’s resources. Our Lord Jesus was born into such a world – on the wrong side of wealth and luxury. Mothers’ Union is commissioned to seek justice for all, out of love for the poor and needy.
How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.
1 John 3:17-18
Refugees are by definition homeless and in poverty. One MU branch in the USA, was working with African refugees. Rather than give them gifts at Christmas, members asked them what they needed. Now the members host a market-style giveaway event which meets a more urgent need.
MU DIOCESAN PRESIDENT
1 High Street, Frankston
Monday, Tuesday, Friday
10.00am - 3.00pm
The MU Office and Shop has moved across the road to
the St Paul's Frankston Parish Hall.
Re-opens Monday 3rd February
Phone 9783 5062
our postal address is
PO Box 11265, Frankston 3199
Please join St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne in praying for all affected by bushfires in our nation, and especially in New South Wales and Gippsland:
Almighty God and heavenly Father,
We pray for this world that you love
so much that you sent your Son Jesus
to be born as the child of Bethlehem:
We pray for the safety of those sheltering
from fires and those fighting fires,
for livestock, native animals,
bushlands and sacred places,
We remember our own loved ones
and those who are dear to us facing this crisis.
We pray for those tending to the injured,
the frightened and the broken-hearted,
for emergency services, emergency broadcasters, chaplains and counsellors,
and any lending a helping hand.
We acknowledge our role in bringing about
this climate emergency, and pray for a change of political will in creating a workable climate policy
in our nation.
Above all, we pray the peace that passes all understanding, in our nation and state, in our homes and in our hearts.
This we ask in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
- Reproduced with permission
UP 'n COMING EVENTS
For further details or
to RSVP re any of these events,
please contact The MU Shop
Diocesan Council Meeting
Monday 24th February
9.30am for 10.00am start
Barbara Darling Room
@ St Paul's Cathedral
Lady Day Services 2020
Sunday 22nd March @ 2.30pm
St Paul's Cathedral
Monday 23rd March @10.30am
St Cuthbert's Grovedale