Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Acts 2 Jetty

a Biblical thought...
Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, "Don't be afraid; just believe." (Mark 5:36)

a Book thought...
No matter where someone is, whether they know Christ yet or not, they are already somewhere on the continuum of both spiritual development and leadership development. (p76 Logan & Miller)
a Dave thought...
The Busselton Jetty at 1.8km long is one of the main attractions of the town, but I soon discovered it is far more than an attraction but a gathering place that hosts a community of like minded people. These people are fisherman and although there is incredible diversity with all ages from 6 year olds to 80 year olds, different cultures, and even the rich and the poor, they are all accepted and included. Bill (pictured above) was part of this community and accepted Noah and myself as we asked about the art of crabbing, he would give us tips and showed us how to succeed. We met some others who gave us some real bait (lamb necks!), and others who invited us back the next night so they could help us perfect the art. No one was in a rush and all were willing to share whatever they could to help each other understand and enjoy fishing. It was a fine community and there is a lot we as the Church can learn from the different communities average Australians are attracted to. I've missed the Acts 2 Jetty my last few nights but I'm sure they continue to welcome and accept all who come there way even though I've moved on.

Just a thought.

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