Roundup: Christmas blues, tax evasion, Wayside Chapel, Operation Santa, Christmas messages, Burnside, refugees
This week, and next Sunday, don’t just hide from the world’s horror and pretend to be jolly, if that’s not where you are. Look the horror in the face, and weep. And then say, “But I will do good. I will live like Jesus— anyway.” And you will start on the path to meeting him again.
Churches have called on the Federal Government to do more to crack down on global tax evasion.
Target Liverpool and Uniting Care are calling on the community to spread the Christmas joy by donating a gift for a person in need.
Church leaders have talked about gay marriage, asylum-seekers and even the troubled Murray River system in a combined Christmas message.
From the bottom, even the gutter looks up.
“I know I’ll experience a whole gamut of emotions during the course of Christmas Day, but the main thing is that I won’t feel like a former alcoholic, I’ll feel like I’m part of a community; I’m someone doing their best to enjoy Christmas.”
UnitingCare Burnside’s HIPPY program in Bidwill is making waves in the community after its first group graduated.
The issue we should be focusing on but Australia’s inadequate contribution to the international refugee problem.