Sunday 2 October 2022
Poverty and homelessness
Are you awakened to homelessness? When did you last think what it must be like to have nowhere to live? Like King Lear, old, thrown out by the daughters he favoured, in a storm? Or refugees, trudging through bombed out cities or struggling through jungle? Or true poverty, scratching the earth to plant some seeds? There is also the poverty of hopelessness and the homelessness that comes with fractured families or loss of community identity. Our response can be to live simply that others may simply live. Lord, help us.
And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it to me.’ Matthew 20:40
Members in the Solomon Islands deal with the consequences of poverty, along with tourists. Robberies involving violence, handbag snatching, pick-pocketing, distraction thefts, harassment and house burglaries are testimony to an unequal society. Let us pray for the abused and abusers alike.
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MU Melbourne Diocesan Project 2022
Share the Dignity
"#ItsInTheBag is Share the Dignity's annual event where everyday Australians are encouraged to put together bags filled with essential items, to donate to someone in need for Christmas."
During 2022, branches will be collecting items to fill handbags for collection in November 2022