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Honouring The Great Martyr Saint George - Hori Tapu.

Today we honour our patron saint - The Great Martyr Saint George. Wikipedia tells us that Saint George (Greek: Γεώργιος, Geṓrgios; Latin: Georgius; d. 23 April 303) was a soldier of Greek origins, member of the Praetorian Guard for the Roman emperor Diocletian, who was sentenced to death for refusing to recant his Christian faith. We remember his courage in publically declaring before his emperor both that the command for all soldiers to sacrifice to the imperial cult or be executed was evil, and that he was a Christian and would not be sacrificing. In the Eastern Orthodox tradition he is named among the great martyrs. He is widely venerated and respected by Christian and non-Christians. We join with many churches around the world and fly his flag to honour his story. We recall the Muslim saying applied to him that says “The righteous act is to confront the tyrant”. St. George continues to be an inspiration for Christians under persecution, especially Palestinian Christians who claim Ge…

A Bigger Mind in the Season of Creation

The Good and Bad of Storms

This sermon can be listened to here Gate Pa –  5th Sunday in Season of Creation - Year C - 2019
Readings: Psalm -            Psalm 29                                                     First Reading -   Job 28: 20-27                                     Second Reading -  1 Corinthians 1:21-31            Gospel -          Luke 8:22-25                                     
What I want to say:
to explore storms our experience of as both good and bad
while are destructive are important for cooling and feeding world -teach us humility in face such force but also explore what it is like being in the start of a climate change storm more than just what happening to climate symptomatic of bigger moral storm been engulfed in for decades if not longer moral storm fed by greed and consumerism èPope Francis ointegral theology oneed to break with logic of violence, exploitation and selfishness osame mind-set that fuels climate change led impoverishment of millions if not billions around world opoorest are most at …