Sunday, June 15, 2008

This time it's personal

a Biblical thought...
And I'm not changing my position on this. I'd die before taking your money. I'm giving nobody grounds for lumping me in with those money-grubbing "preachers," vaunting themselves as something special. They're a sorry bunch—pseudo-apostles, lying preachers, crooked workers—posing as Christ's agents but sham to the core. And no wonder! (2 Cor 11:12-14)

a Book thought...
Jesus' resurrection is the beginning of God's new project, not to snatch people away from earth to heaven, but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. That, after all, is what the Lord's Prayer is about. (p305 Wright)
a Dave thought... from St. Vinnies
It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to the Winter Appeal campaign 2008 – ‘This time it’s personal’. This year we have taken an innovative approach to the appeal. It is a very raw and honest campaign.
In seeking to understand what it must be like to feed your children or nurse an unemployed partner through depression, this year we sent out over 100 disposable cameras to some of the people that are helped in our work. We asked them to give us a snapshot of their lives. Instead of the Society appealing for your help, this year, through the use of powerful and real life images, it will be the people the Society assists that will be making the appeal.
Homelessness continues to be a growing problem in our country. I currently have a friend who is squatting and visit him on occasions, so I can assure you the images contained in the gallery are a very real look of what is happening in Australia today.

Just a thought.

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