THE empty pews in churches around Australia tell the story.
A common concern to all the Christian Churches is that people are not gathering to worship on Sunday.
Many Australians may still identify themselves as Christians in the national Census, but where are they on Sunday?
Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby, in his Lenten pastoral letter, rightly makes the point that people have not fully grasped Christ’s message.
The big question is how to translate this message in today’s world.
The tendency sometimes in the Church is to look inwards for solutions. Perhaps it might help to also look outwards.
Hopefully, with the Holy Spirit’s help, a new direction will emerge at the Synod Assembly in Brisbane archdiocese in May.