Australians celebrate ANZAC Day on April 25 annually.


This has many elements:

  • honouring the people who gave themselves in the service of our country in war
  • celebrating the freedom that we enjoy
  • reminding ourselves of the cost of freedom
  • hoping that never again will people be called to make such sacrifice


No-one in Australia doubts the importance of this, whatever their individual position on various individual conflicts. In many ways ANZAC commemorations transcends the political agenda.  This, I think, is a good thing.

  • How surprised then I was then when watching the ABC program Q&A to see various panelists dismiss outright the significance of Easter.
  • Have we forgotten that our society was founded out of a Judeo-Christian context and that Jesus who sacrificed himself was and is central to this (at least the Christian part anyway) ?
  • How is it that we can honor the sacrifice of ANZAC’s while ignoring the sacrifice of Jesus at the same time?
  • How is it that we can be thankful for the freedom that soldiers have made possible while ignoring the spiritual freedom that comes through Savior Jesus?