Time To Stand Up
Ok. That’s it. Time to stand up. The alarm has sounded. Rub the sleep from your eyes, take off your embroidered nightshirts, do a few stretches and let’s get moving. No shilly-shallying. No dilly-dallying. Come on, just do it. Get out of bed. There’s work to be done. And the whole family’s depending on you to get going. Grace Tame is calling you out.Each of you was called to make as much noise as possible. That’s your job. Prophesying and preaching – out loud – and from every pulpit in the land. There’s much to be done – refugees, the homeless, care of the elderly, support for the mentally ill, people living on the poverty line, family violence and single mothers in distress, the cruel, immoral power of big money, and of course, the many victims of your paedophile priests.
On Tuesday, I sat riveted to a chair in front of the ABC, entranced by a young woman addressing the Press Club in Canberra. At the age of 16, she had been groomed relentlessly and sexually abused by her maths teacher at a private school in Tasmania. She was recently been appointed Australian of the Year.