Everything you wanted to know about Christianity
at the Anglican Parish of the Otways
Please join me each week for our reflections
of sermons conducted during our church service.
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With much Love and Blessings
Rev. Jenny Brandon
“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, slave nor free, male nor female, for we are all one in Christ.” Gal 2:28
IN John 4 we read of an encounter between a Samaritan Woman and Jesus. Here was a woman living on the fringe of her society, marginalised due to her lifestyle.
Jesus, despite the social, gender, cultural,religious and political barriers that would normally separate these two individuals, smashes through them and not only speaks to this woman but offers her forgiveness and eternal life.
Her response, to go and tell everyone she could. Many believed that day, and we see Jesus halting his journey for a few days to stay with the people of this village.
Too easily we allow barriers, social, gender, cultural, religious and political to separate us from others but Jesus shows that this is not our way. Paul expounds this in Gal 2:28,
“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, slave nor free, male nor female, for we are all one in Christ.”
May we not only welcome people of all backgrounds into our lives and communities, but not be shy in sharing the Good News we have in Jesus Christ with them.
About the author
Rev. Jenny is an ordained Priest of the Anglican Diocese delivering services at Anglican Parish of the Otway churches every week.
With great depth of knowledge and a spiritual practice that shows she walks her talk and has taken her to the far reaches of N.T. Australia working with indigenous youth and elders.