I enjoyed a reminder of the joys of the work of Michael Leunig this week at the Dialogue Australia Network conference, a regular get together of Religious Education teachers fro around the country.
More than anything I was reminded of the ways in which Leunig is one of our foremost prophets, pointing people towards a the value of a life that includes reflection, connection to each other and our world.
Some time with one of his books to sit and ponder is one of life's great pleasures. His website also fulfills this function and I commend it to you as a place for quiet and thoughtfulness. Yes, there is commerce too; he needs to sell a few books to continue to do what he does.
But go, make a cup of tea and enjoy for a few quiet moments...This is what I think of as a truly Australian way to pray.