There is a season on the Christian Lectionary Calendar that is called ‘After Pentecost’. I like the sound of that. It reminds me that we live in the time ‘after Pentecost’, which means we live in the times after the Holy Spirit came upon the early followers of Jesus and gave them greater courage and faith. As ‘After Pentecost’ people, we can live with courage and faith too, because we know
We have a Peace Lily plant on our balcony. Margie brought it home as a small plant about 4 years ago, I re-potted and fertilised it and it grew and grew and grew. It gave us a beautiful flower; and a bit later another one; and then another one. This big healthy plant looked like it was doing well . . . and then it just started to shrivel up and it eventually died.
(Thinking about Kumanjayi Walker and Constable Rolfe)
I am feeling deeply distressed. Many people have expressed their feelings of distress to me since yesterday’s ‘Not Guilty’ verdict. I am compelled to comment. So I write.
The verdict in the Rolfe trial regarding Kumanjayi Walker’s death, has raised emotions again and split public opinion. My distress comes from thinking about Kumanjayi’s family and community; thinking about the Warlpiri