South Sydney Uniting Church is ecumenical (e.g. supporting the National and World Council of Churches) and inclusive, affirming the gifts of people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations and identities. We seek peace with justice, and the integrity of creation. We celebrate a service of Word and Sacrament (Eucharist) each Sunday at 10am.
"We acknowledge the traditional owners of this land: the Gadigal people of the Eora nation."
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Ordinary Sunday 26, Year B
Mountain Sunday, Season of Creation South Sydney Uniting Church September 26, 2021
Dr Miriam Pepper
Mark 16:14-18, Romans 8:35-39, Psalm 48:1-11
‘More than conquerors’
In the longer ending of the gospel of St Mark, Jesus commissions his disciples to proclaim the gospel, the good news, to all creation. To interpret this in the context of Mark means to understand proclamation as working for healing, wholeness and freedom for all – especially those who are excluded and made invisible.
I feel wary of this calling. Clive said to us on Planet Earth Sunday, it matters where we are if we wish to observe the Season of Creation. I name my location. To attempt to proclaim the good news to all creation, from position as a beneficiary of the historical and present conquest of earth and her resources, is deeply fraught. The language of conquering (Romans 8), ruling (Psalm 48), carries danger, even when reinterpreted in seemingly more benign directions. Proclamation from a place of privilege risks empty words, silencing the suffering of others, and the continuation of abuse of other humans and other kind.