A Resource for Aboriginal Sunday and a form of Acknowledgement of Country
Uncle Glenn Loughrey writes, “Please find a link to my blog regarding this coming Sunday. It has an Acknowledgement of Country plus a “sermon” I have prepared which may be useful.”
You are invited to read and ponder this gift from Glenn, who is an Anglican priest and Chair of NATSIAC, and to use it during church services if you wish.
Included in Uncle Glenn’s challenging sermon is a paraphrase in Wiradjuri language of the Beatitudes.
Welcome to all whose soul is shattered for they will be the custodians of all above and below murrum-bir.
Welcome to all who sigh deeply in sorry business for they will be restored healthy and whole.
Welcome are all who are gentle in their living with kin, for they will breathe in their country all over.
Welcome are those who are impatient for rightness and truth in relationships for they will be satisfied.
Welcome are those who respect and honour others, for they will receive that which is good and sweet.
Welcome are those who are strong in knowing country like the river redgum with its roots deep in our Mother, for they will see.
Welcome are those who are peaceful in living, for they will carry the fire of God.
Welcome are those who are driven out and wronged for their life of rightness and truth in relationships for they will be the custodians of all above and below murrum-bir.
You can access Uncle Glenn’s material here.