Brian’s Reflection On Friday 3 March I had the joy of being a part of the women's world day of prayer service at Mosman Uniting Church.  This is an annual service honouring the work of women in different countries of the world, and today I can say that this is the third country in which I have taken part in a service. I find these services to be sad and joyful.  Sad because of the stories that we heard, and joyful because of the depth of faith that was shared by the people in the stories and the story tellers themselves.  This year we heard of the women of the Phillipines and their fight for fair wages and equality. Australians often speak of 'a fair go' and it seems to me that the women we heard of today did not receive, and had no chance of receiving, 'a fair go' . I feel very strongly that if we all practiced 'FHB, family hold back' the term that is quite often used to feed everyone when extra folk come to dinner - that if we did this then everyone would share in the abundance of God's creation.  I was struck by some words from a hymn we sang today -'how can we love God above, and not each other'.  (TIS 464 - Seek, O Seek the Lord). Dear friends, may these words from the hymn be a part of your Lenten journey. Blessings, Brian.
Mosman Uniting Church
Serving Mosman since 1877
Brian’s Reflection On Friday 3 March I had the joy of being a part of the women's world day of prayer service at Mosman Uniting Church.  This is an annual service honouring the work of women in different countries of the world, and today I can say that this is the third country in which I have taken part in a service. I find these services to be sad and joyful.  Sad because of the stories that we heard, and joyful because of the depth of faith that was shared by the people in the stories and the story tellers themselves.  This year we heard of the women of the Phillipines and their fight for fair wages and equality. Australians often speak of 'a fair go' and it seems to me that the women we heard of today did not receive, and had no chance of receiving, 'a fair go' . I feel very strongly that if we all practiced 'FHB, family hold back' the term that is quite often used to feed everyone when extra folk come to dinner - that if we did this then everyone would share in the abundance of God's creation.  I was struck by some words from a hymn we sang today -'how can we love God above, and not each other'.  (TIS 464 - Seek, O Seek the Lord). Dear friends, may these words from the hymn be a part of your Lenten journey. Blessings, Brian.
Mosman Uniting Church
Serving Mosman since 1877