Thought for the week 14 April 2019

Anglican Mothers Union Australia Sunday 14 April 2019 Holy week

The utter intensity of the last days of Jesus’s work on earth has been played out throughout Christian history. From the very first days the events imprinted on Our Lord’s followers such passion and faith that as the gospels unfold in their various details, we are given an undeniable sense of His Presence, human and divine. From those first days until now remembering, walking with Our Lord and his disciples has brought Christians to faith. If it is important to know that Jesus walks beside us in our daily lives, how much more important is it that we poor creatures walk beside him in triumph, in breaking bread together, in betrayal, trial, torture, and the forgiveness of enemies. Then we too may truly recognise the Son of God.

And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. Now when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was God’s Son!” Mark 15:38-39

The suffering of Jesus resonates with the women in Papua New Guinea. Mothers’ Union members are planning for a large Parenting Programme that will empower individuals to change their communities and their families from abuse to love and forgiveness. We pray with them for younger members.