All posts tagged: politics

“Get Wisdom” and Get Informed Ahead of Election Day

Apathy (a-pa-thy, noun): lack of feeling or emotion; impassiveness; lack of interest or concern; indifference. A good word for describing a large chunk of Tasmania’s population who are of voting age and will be expected to scribble on a ballot paper this Saturday.  I’m not going to make any outlandish statements about God smiting human beings who fail to hold a conviction on which party to vote for. Vote whichever way you choose.  But don’t be apathetic about your vote.  I was once.  Not anymore, because I see what a difference it makes to the way we live in this lovely little state, girt by sea. With years come wisdom. Proverbs 4:5-7 speaks of wisdom (and, might I add, she’s personified as a woman!): “Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them.  Do not forsake wisdom and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.  Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom.  Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” King Solomon is believed to have written …

The Parable of the Lost Ring in the Skip Bin

My better half came home from work the other day all cheery and exhilarated. “You are not going to believe what happened to me,” he said, landing me with a kiss. He goes on to tell me how after school that day (he’s a teacher) he was helping clear out a classroom for renovations, emptying armloads and binloads of rubbish into a skip bin.  They’d been at it for a good half-hour before he realised he was no longer wearing a ring on his right hand, middle finger.  The hammered silver one that we had made for our five-year wedding anniversary.  Gone. At this point my eyes traveled to his right hand in the same way that some of us skip to the last chapter of a suspenseful novel.  His fingers were bare.  He caught my eye and, with a grim smile, continued. So there he was standing beside the skip bin, knowing that somewhere in that immense jumble of junk was a little piece of precious metal that he’d likely lost for good. “I …