Thursday, February 12, 2009

Consolation

a Biblical thought...
And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the LORD's commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good? (Deut 10:12-13)

a Book thought...
The leader who learns to be a nurturer, an encourager, a blessing at home generally extends this character to the public ministry. (p122)
a Dave thought... from The Age by Barney Zwartz
Christian leader Danny Nalliah's rantings about the bushfires are wrong.
CONTROVERSIAL Christian leader Danny Nalliah says the Victorian bushfires are a punishment for decriminalising abortion. Danny Nalliah is wildly wrong. He is wrong as a theologian, a thinker and a pastor, and has shocked and appalled both the mainstream community and the vast majority of his fellow Christians. They feel he has brought the name of Christ into disrepute.
At a time like this, the role of religion is not explanation; it is consolation. It is to seek to offer comfort and hope, a way of going on.

Just a thought.

2 comments:

Ben Clapton said...

I agree. Compassion, Love, generosity, these are the things that these people need - not to be told that it's all their fault.

JDK said...

To call Danny Nalliah a theologian and thinker is exceedingly generous. Christians are right to distance themselves.