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.
Plus, occasional splashes of humour and epiphanies!
With much Love and Blessings
Rev. Jenny Brandon
To be admitted to a position of leadership in any organisation today entails the candidate to undergo various interviews and checks.
Today we read of the appointment of the twelve who were to become Jesus closest disciples, but who were these men and what qualifications did they have?
One day two gentlemen were walking along the beach discussing the mystery of God. They came across a small boy playing on the beach. He had dug a hole in the sand and kept running down to the sea, dipping his bucket in the water and running back up the beach to empty the bucket into the hole. Curiosity got the better of them and so they asked the young boy what he was doing.
Very seriously the young boy said,
“ I am emptying the sea into the hole I dug on the beach!”
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) runs annually from 27 May – 3 June. These dates mark two milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey: The 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision, respectively. (courtesy reconciliation.org.au)
If my experience in the Northern Territory taught me anything it was that it is impossible for the average Australian to understand the difficulties our first nation people face.
LET me tell you a story!
After Jesus returned to heaven after his death and resurrection he was met by the Archangel Gabriel. Gabriel was surprised to see him back so soon. He didn’t think thirty three years was long enough to redeem and convert the world, after all it is an extremely important and enormous task.
Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven." -Matthew 5:16
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.