Humanity Sunday

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Coogee Beach, © Mark Hewitt 2015

Humankind made in the likeness of God.  Generations upon generations of humanity born seems such a big epic event.  Yet the reality is somewhat more personal, as it is one birth at a time.  Your birth is part of the story.  As we heard last week and today, in the first chapter in the first book of the bible, Creation was described.

Humanity came on the Sixth day.  We are important & are focussed on but we were not alone we had to share.  Today Humanity Sunday is an invitation to see ourselves as set in the centre of creation for purposes beyond those that fulfill human needs.  This is a day to see humanity as one small part of Creation.  So what can we do?

These are not new but ways we can approach our relationship with the environment and care of it.

Reduce Reuse Recycle Repurpose

Rev Mark Hewitt, 9 September 2018
at The Corner Uniting Church, Warradale, South Australia.

Genisis 1:26-28 (NRSV)

Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.’
So God created humankind in his image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.’

Creator God,
we want to know more about
your design and dream for us
to provide for that which you have left in our care. Refine our definition of humility and dominion
so we may do what you have created us to do. Amen

Seasons of the Spirit 2018

Coptic Cross - Tree of Life, Prayerful Colouring, ©Mark Hewitt 2017

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