For broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 22 Dec 2013.
Former Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson has delivered a stirring address to “Year 13” graduates of an Anglican Youthworks program. Drawing on his long career in public life, Mr Anderson challenged students to understand the world but not be fooled by it. He said the western world was in the midst of a major moral crisis.
He said, “We have deserted the beliefs that drove the values that drove the behaviour and the ethics that made our societies such wonderful places, in worldly terms, to live in. And we need to again point people to the core of those beliefs.”
“Western man has come to hate the truth and to deny it and to mock it and to distort it. But if you have met Jesus then you will know that nothing else matters by comparison,” he said. “In the end to know God, the true God, is eternal life. It is about knowing Jesus.”
I’m Rod Benson for the NSW Council of Churches.