10 | boomer beach | ngarrindjeri country #Lent 2023

There is the sea, vast and wide, teeming with creatures beyond number, living things both large and small … Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches. (Psalm 104:25, 12)

I sleep to the sound of the ocean
Fall asleep to the sound of the sea.
The waters constantly in motion
Sound of waves comforting me.
I wake to the singing of birds
Stir awake to their whistle and chirp.
Feathered creatures making sweet music
Sounds of joy like fresh smelling herb. 
I live in my heart’s fragile tenderness.
I’m strong in body and soul.
Thankful for life’s gentle blessedness.
Fresh melodies, making me whole. Ω

The traditional custodians are the Ngarrindjeri People – people of the lower Murray River, eastern Fleurieu Peninsula, and the Coorong of the southern-central area of the state of South Australia. Sadly it is felt by some that this term came from  a cultural construct imposed by settler colonialists, who bundled together and conflated a variety of distinct Aboriginal cultural and kinship groups, including the Jarildekald, Tanganekald, Meintangk and Ramindjeri, into one homogenised pattern now known as Ngarrindjeri.

What is this? Lent is the 40 days, excluding Sundays, before Easter. Traditionally it is a time of reflection and pilgrimage. To help you on this journey, Sanctuary has put together daily stories and images from people in the congregation which are focused on God in this place. Why this theme? Read this! #Lent2023. Our Spiritual Geography © Sanctuary, 2023. Sanctuary is based on Peek Whurrong country. Full acknowledgement of country here

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