In last Sunday’s feast of the Baptism, we saw that Jesus – despite the expectations of John the Baptist – identified with sinners and went down into the muddy waters of the Jordan River. This week in Brisbane we saw first hand the destructive power of nature in the floods that have devastated so many communities and destroyed so many lives and properties. The question naturally is asked – where was God in the midst of all this. In light of last Sunday’s Gospel, and our first reading today (1 Corinthians) we can see that God is where Jesus is – right in the midst of the water. Where was God? Well, where was the body of Christ – the Church? And we saw that the Church was right in the midst of the Brisbane community – helping people to evacuate, preparing houses, providing shelter, helping to clean up, offering counselling, praying for protection.
Recorded at St Mary Magdalene Church, Bardon (9’11”)
Isaiah 49; I Cor 1:1-3; John 1:29-34