Growing in Faith

Looking forward to the Eternal with Easter faith

Attending to our thinking and what we choose to express can bring healing and peace among individuals and nations, says Philip Huggins. Jesus has shown us the way.

By Philip Huggins

April 9 2021


When I first saw this painting (see above), I thought of the symmetry between the Creation, the Incarnation, the Cross and the Resurrection.

The symmetry is in the love of God for us all.

God creates from nothing this universe of beauty and splendour; comes amongst us as vulnerable as baby Jesus in a manger; lives, dies and rises to show us the Way, the Truth and the Life.

It is all a matter of love. In return, we are invited to be loving of God and of one another.

is is our Easter faith. At a local level, individuals and faith communities express it in many different ways – maintaining a life together of worship, pastoral care and community engagement.

What else can we do to ensure we are in the right Spirit, the Holy Spirit, for current circumstances in the eternal now?

Can I make one suggestion? ...

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Bishop Philip Huggins is President of the National Council of Churches in Australia and a former Assistant Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne. This article rst appeared on the NCCA website