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“Canberra Marists – The Elephant in the Room

The bridge of faith between what you know and what you hope for

Marist Association members recently gathered in Canberra to reflect on the dance between hopelessness and hopefulness, a key theme from Scottie Reeve’s book titled ’21 Elephants’. Reeve suggests that faith can feel like an audacious hope, particularly when we experience the stresses of the elephants that walk across our bridge of faith. We can simultaneous experience the lows of Good Friday and highs of Easter Sunday. Participants were invited to consider the bridge of faith between where they have been and where they are going, between what they know and what they hope for. Anne Lamott says, “the opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty. Certainty is missing the point entirely. Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns.” Click here to listen to a podcast about the book ’21 Elephants’.

Nathan Ahearne
Local Coordinator

Reflecting on our 21 elephants

A reflection about the movie ‘Gurrumul’ by Paul Damien Williams