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"I love this passage because it keeps me in check and balance, helping me to be honest and faithful with myself and others around me" (The Rev’d Rebecca King from Christ Church, Yeronga on 'The parable of the shrewd manager' in October 2022)

What is your favourite Lukan passage and why?

Four priests from across our Diocese tell us about their favourite passage from the Gospel of Luke, including The Rev’d Rebecca King, The Rev’d Adam Lowe, The Rev’d Deb Bird and The Rev’d Michael Stalley


“The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it”

“Birds often give me solace, including a wedge-tailed eagle after the violent death of a cousin; encouragement from black cockatoos at the closing of a Kairos Outside prison ministry weekend; affirmation from bulbuls outside my house in Dodoma after my arrival and upon my departure,” says Marilyn Wright from St Bartholomew’s, Mt Gravatt, as the Season of Creation continues


Tough Questions: If there is going to be a "new heaven and a new earth", why care for the environment?

“Christians are called to be heralds of the new creation, by pointing forward to the future hope that we have in Jesus. This means living today as we will live in a renewed and restored creation, where heaven and earth are one. We look forward to the day when God’s people will live in harmony with God, one another, and creation itself. Our interactions with creation in the present should point forward to this future reality,” says The Rev’d Charlie Lacey from St Andrew’s, Springfield


Season of Creation: “Listen to the Voice of Creation”

“I love waking early, lying in bed and hearing the birds in the garden and, when I can get away camping, hearing the morning chorus. It makes a great start to the day. On my daily walk in the late afternoon I often hear the birds, insects and frogs marking the end of the day. These experiences help connect me to nature. Whether I am in suburbia or in the bush – it is the same voice of creation that I hear,” says The Rev’d Peter Moore, Chair of Angligreen


Mary Oliver

“A walk with Sophie would always be a slow walk, stopping every few steps to examine a flower or a stick or a bug…or the ants,” says Bishop Jeremy Greaves