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Reflections The Rev'd Andrew Schmidt and son John reading Lion in The Long Grass Reflections

The lion and the pig

“I have recently been thinking about children’s books that I have collected. There are two that I want to share a little about with you…These stories tell me that death is not nearly as much to fear as is a life poorly spent,” says The Rev’d Andrew Schmidt from The Parishes of Nerang and Mudgeeraba


Bishop Cam Venables’ Holy Saturday 2022 message

“In the Easter story it’s helpful to remember/that resurrection new life/did not arrive quickly/and that disciples, family, and friends/were crushed – shattered – nothing mattered!/The tomb was sealed/and all hope of justice/through future kingdom/had been crushed –shattered…/nothing mattered, anymore!” says Bishop Cam Venables in his Holy Saturday poem


Archbishop Phillip Aspinall’s Easter Day 2022 message

“When we gaze on the empty cross and into the empty tomb, ‘suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.’ May your Easter be filled with joy and hope and love,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall as he reflects on a poem by African American author and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou