This blog offers an Australian perspective on faith, religion and spirituality. It invites you to join the joys and hope, the grief and anguish of a middle aged Aussie Catholic.
The material reflects my interest in global as well as local issues.My perspective is probably more quirky than orthodox.
Friday, December 25, 2015
Mark Scott Cartoonist Herald Sun Melbourne
As we celebrate the 12 days of Christmas I greet my diverse social media network with the universal message of peace on earth and good will to all.
I wrote this piece last year. It bears repeating just as our work of building peace and community is a constant refrain to life’s song.
May the ancient story of a child born in occupied territory open our hearts to the work of defending human rights. May the birth of every child call us to our communal responsibility to protect children,to take them on wild adventures and to let them grow into the unique person they care called to be. May the the image of a family forced to seek refuge and asylum far from their home inform our political choices as citizens of a global village. May our messages of good wishes and happy holidays not blind us to the work of justice making and non-violence. May the lights and decorations of the season remind us of our mission to bring light to the darkness and celebration to life. May our gifting be generous as we remember those who live in situations of poverty and exploitation. May we hear angelic voices singing our dream of peace on earth