Words to live by – Remembrance Sunday

Bishop George Elliott, a former incumbent, retired area Bishop and much loved All Saints parishioner spoke this Sunday which marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. The Gospel was the story in Mark of the Widow’s mite.

Jesus says: “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything.”

Bishop George talked about sacrifices made by the widow but especially made by those who died for us in the many wars which continue to this day. “We have lost the middle ground in the hate and intolerance of the last decade,” he said. “We are called to dig deeper and look at broken relationships and to heal so God’s grace can shine through us. Peace starts with you and me. We must be ambassadors of peace.” He pointed to refugees from conflict we have sponsored and how blessed they feel to be in Canada. “God has blessed us to grow a nation of peace and love,” he said. “Christ made the ultimate sacrifice to empower us to bring peace and hope to the world.”

 

Submitted by Patrick Gossage