“ … now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation!” 2 Corinthians 6:2 Guest homily from Rev Donald Grayston http://www.stja.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/June212015a.mp3 Today is National Aboriginal Day, something of which our Premier seemed to be unaware when she designated the use of the Burrard Bridge for a yoga celebration. I have nothing against yoga; but it cannot begin to compare in importance with what we are reflecting on today, the relation between the First Peoples of this land and the rest of us—the settlers as we were once called, and before that, the colonists.
“ … if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” 2 Cor 5:17 Guest homily from Rev Donald Grayston http://www.stja.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/June142015.mp3 Let’s start with a little singing: in your hymnbooks, #7, “New every morning is the love” – first and second verses only. New every morning is the love / our waking and uprising prove; Through sleep and darkness safely brought, / restored to life and power and thought. New mercies, each returning day, / hover around us while we pray; New perils past, new sins forgiven, / new thoughts of God, new hopes of heaven.