Filed on 13 April 2017 in Food For Thought category. Print This Page


Easter and Christmas are times when The Story – the greatest story ever told – needs to be told collectively to a world desperately in need of good news.

Outside our own journey with God the most important thing we do is love our neighbour.  Thou shalt love the Lord thy God and thy neighbour as thyself.

We are responsible for our neighbour’s welfare – when he is cold we are to give him a coat, when he is hungry we are to feed him, when he is vulnerable and helpless we are to protect him.  Inasmuch as ye did it to the least of these my brethren, ye did it unto Me.

We also have – despite our reluctance to invade our neighbour’s privacy – a responsibility to warn him when we see him going down the wrong track.  (If) you do not speak out to dissuade him from his ways… I will hold you accountable for his blood.

And we have a similar responsibility to warn our collective neighbour in society.  But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes… I will hold the watchman accountable.

We are His witnesses because of who we are in Christ.  We are to live Christlike lives. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

And in our relationships with each other we are to give glory to God.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this all men will know that you are my disciples.

There are times when we need to do this collectively.  There are times when we need to take to the streets and wave our banners.  Christ is Risen.

Marching the streets at Easter is a very good opportunity of collective Christian celebration and witness in a gentle non-confrontational way of loving our neighbour, to proclaim that most fundamental part of the Christian story Jesus died for you and me and He is risen!

Matt 22:37-38; Matt 25:34-45; Ezekiel 33:1-7; Matt 5:16; John 13:34 ; Eph 5:16.

Lachlan Dunjey.

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