Church Talk

Religious leaders discuss the word of God in this weekly feature. Published on Fridays, Church Talk discusses themes from the Bible as well as looking at current events in a Christian context. 

Call to care for common home

Friday July 22, 2016

LET ME USE the imagery of the rainbow as my starting point in this reflection paper.

MY AIM is to continue looking at these sayings of Jesus like “take the hard road,” “shrewd as serpents and gentle as doves.”

IT WAS the afternoon of September 11, 2011 when I first disembarked from an Air New Zealand plane at Rarotonga International Airport, and saw a beautiful rainbow appear in the sky.

BEHOLD, I am sending you like sheep among wolves, so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves” (Matt 10:16).

ONE SUNDAY afternoon recently when members of Sacred Heart Parish, Matavera walked in pilgrimage to St Joseph Cathedral, they carried a cross.

JESUS in his addresses, used many proverbs and sayings, which would have been well known in the rich and oral culture of his time.

LOVING people can be difficult.

Youth aged 14 to 17 years of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Cook Islands are preparing to attend the ‘For the Strength of Youth Conference’ being held at Kings College in Auckland, New Zealand in January 2017.

Testimony-bearing among members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a person’s verbal or written expression of what he or she knows to be true concerning the divinity of Jesus Christ, the restoration of the fulness of his gospel in our time, and the blessings that come from living the gospel and its principles.

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