The lucky country

The Rich Man & LazarusPeter Day, PP at South Tuggeranong, ACT, reflects theologically on the notions of welcome and enough in the national imagination.

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We’ll toil with hearts and hands

To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands.

For those who’ve come across the seas
We’ve boundless plains to share.

With courage let us all combine
To advance Australia fair.

(Australian National Anthem, Verse 2)

The nature of politics these past few years, especially that practiced by the two main parties, reminds one of a bitter marriage struggle – one destined for the courts. So consumed have ‘mum’ and ‘dad’ been by their anger, by their need for revenge, and by their need to win at all costs, they’ve forgotten the ‘children’.

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