17 January, 2021

Melbourne Diary

The market square is full of people fitting the “all is well” mould. But I see the emptiness that needs filling...

Melbourne Diary
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2016-11-04T18:32:16+05:30
A Minister Down Under

In several traditional parishes in Melbourne, the reality they are coming to terms with is the Empty Nest, exceptions notwithstanding. While the expatriates try and cling on to their Gods, the locals have almost lost a few generations from being churched. Some are attracted to the prosperity gospel in the offer in new age churches. The others say they were never really brought up with the ‘God thought’. Is it a post-God generation that I am called to connect to, I wonder. The nation, in the post-Gold rush era, has a mostly compliant civil society. The market square is full of people fitting the “all is well” mould. But I see the emptiness that needs filling and in that I see relevance in staying on a bit more before returning to my roots.

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