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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

National Day of Thanksgiving

The NDOT was on the 14th may.

Blinked and missed it?

John Anderson (Deputy Prime Minister) spoke.

His three point speech:

"The first is the one I have already touched on that Australia is a wonderful country to live in. The second is that in the Christian creed I can find an answer to the great conundrum that is humankind, that we are capable of such extraordinary greatness and yet capable at the same time of such utter depravity. Are we good or are we evil? How can we avoid trying to find an answer to that question? And thirdly, and penultimately, there is an all-powerful God who loves us despite ourselves and wants us to be in fellowship with Him.

See the website...

National Day of Thanksgiving
The National Day of Thanksgiving is a unique opportunity for Australians to celebrate and give thanks for our God given heritage as a nation and to demonstrate the God given values of honour, respect, thankfulness and gratitude towards our fellow man that have made us the great nation we are.

It is a day for us to pause as a nation and say thank you to God and to each other for those many things we often take for granted but which really make our lives worth living. Let us use this day to be a blessing to those who have been a blessing to us during the past year.


1 comment:

A. Friend said...

This day sounds like an amazing time. Hope you all enjoyed it.

Gods love is all love, and you all seem to have a good thing going with him. May we all one day unite in the peace and love that he hopes for us all.

Thanks for the additional information on the iPod, sounds interesting... and oddly, I am a westerner that will be lounging on the beach very soon, so I may just have to check it out. Going down south to write a book on World Peace and Unity. We'll see how it goes.