Here’s one more post on Justin Welby’s New Year message ( I think it’s pretty cool…

‘Nelson Mandela said that dealing with poverty is not an act of charity, it’s an act of justice. He said every generation has the chance to be a great generation, and we can be that great generation.

I look around and I see many signs of hope, but also there are many communities, many families, many individuals struggling.’

‘Perhaps our New Year’s resolution is therefore not just to do something slightly differently, but to set our eyes on changing the world around us. That would really change our country in the most amazing way.’

Is there something practical you can do about any form of poverty around you this year? What about those in your own community?

Read Matthew 25v31-40 here:



Does God really hear and act on our prayers? 3 weeks ago we had Corruption Week ( – God showed us that he sees, hears and acts: within two days of our focus week and prayers, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced new anti-corruption measures which state employees, including the presidency, have to obey: no state credit cards, no alcohol at state functions and limits to politicians spending on cars, hotels, travel and meals. Read about it here:

God really is the God who sees! Ask Hagar, from Genesis 16:13 ( … what do think God isn’t seeing in your life? He sees. Keep on praying.


Heard about the lady faking her death and claiming life insurance? Politicians giving freebies the night before elections? The government bodyguard with a hidden criminal record? Or the one about the 29-year- old who paid someone to steal and burn her car for insurance money – and got caught?

‘Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others – ignoring God! – harvests a crop of weeds But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.’ Galatians 6:7-8 (

That’s a tough warning … and a great promise. Listen up!



Does the amount of corruption in our country feel too big for someone like you to do anything about? Here’s a way to really make a difference:

‘The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Saviour God wants us to live.’ 1 Timothy 2v1-3 (

Let’s do that today: pray for our leaders to have integrity and act with justice. Pray that God will bring to repentance anyone who misuses public money, or abuses their power.

It’s corruption focus week. Like this FB page to make your voice heard: