Saturday, May 26, 2007
Where the Spirit is, there's freedom
Protea flowers are being sold in Geelong as a project of the local Rotary clubs. To me, the colour red is the colour of Pentecost which is today in the Christian calendar.
Our prayers are with the people of Fiji at this time, particularly those whose lives have been disrupted as a consequence of the current disorder. Peceli and I have been viewing a video of a Methodist Conference held at Cuvu in 1984 which is from a long time ago. The Labasa choir and others sang brilliantly, the customs of the vanua were performed with dignity. There was a generosity and an order. Isa lei, is the Pentecost Spirit still alive and well in Fiji?
Where the spirit is, there's freedom,
Where the Spirit is, there is life.
Not by the world can our freedom be nourished,
Not by our things, only by Spirit,
Practice my children to live by the Spirit,
Drop all your masks, take freedom's clothing.
(words by Per Harling, Sweden for World Council of Churches)
Go with the strength you have.
in search of love,
and the Spirit go with you.