The public apology by Prime Minister Rudd to aboriginals in Australia was greeted with tears by some & animosity by others. Read more
When I spoke to friends Gary & Ev Heard last night it was obvious that this had been a very emotional event for them. Here is a report from Gary’s blog.
I found tears welling in my eyes this morning as I listened to the broadcast of proceedings from Parliament House in Canberra as the final preparations for the delivery of the apology from the Australian Government to the Stolen Generations was made. It was a moment of both relief and thankfulness that this well-overdue apology was made, and a platform laid for moving forward in a spirit of honesty and cooperation. Read more
Reconciliation is at the heart of the gospel message. As I read about this I am very aware of the fact that God is still at work in our world healing wounds, reconciling relationships and making all things new. I praise God for this glimpse of his shalom eternal world.