1. Just like Jesus to be in stuff like this. The situations we avoid
he never seemed to miss:
he touched a leper's wounded skin, he held a dead girl's hand.
While many cursed the darkness he lit candles through the land. Just like Jesus, just like Jesus.

2. Just like Jesus to be in such a scene, no majesty or glory,
it's just dirty, just unclean — like being born in Bethlehem, or raised in Nazareth,
and like a common criminal to die this awful death.
Just like Jesus, just like Jesus.

3. Just like Jesus, the Christians ought to know, wherever there's some trouble
that's where Jesus has to go:
to make the peace, to heal the sick,
to help the blind to see;
and so the poor can hear good news and prisoners can be free.
Just like Jesus, just like Jesus.

4. Just like Jesus to suffer this disgrace; allowing a photographer
to hang him up in space.
It isn't any different than the picture long ago: degraded and dehumanised,
"Presenting: God on show!" Just like Jesus, just like Jesus.

Words & music: Robin Mann © 1999

ALWS 5/10/23

To say I've been inactive on my website is a serious understatement! I've written nothing here since early 2021. 

So, does this mean the world has stopped for us, that nothing is happening?
A major event for us in 2022 was moving house in October. We had been in Modbury Heights since July 1993.Now we're back in Klemzig.

In May we travelled to the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia, seeing work supported by Australian Lutheran World Service. Dorothy and I are Ambassadors for the ALWS programme, Lives You Touch. We are encouraging people to leave money in their will for the work of ALWS. We committed to leave a third of our will many years ago and hope many others can touch lives in this way.
Since then we have visited Box Hill & Loxton with Jonathan & Julie Krause as part of the Asante presentations, promoting the cause of ALWS. Still to come this year are Asante events in Toowoomba & Rochedale (Nov 26 & 27) and Perth (Dec 10)

Looking forward to seeing many people on these occasions.