Reflection: A good hunting spear is cut from a curved green shaft and then worked over the heat of a fire to make it pliable. The hunter then bends it over his knee and exerts pressure over and over again to make it good and straight before letting it dry. He sharpens the point of the new spear and tightly attaches a sharp barb to it so that it won’t fall out when it hits the prey. The hunter always uses a woomera (a spear thrower) to deliver the spear effectively. No matter how good and straight the spear is, without a woomera it can’t be propelled far or fast. So the Pitjantjatjara people understand that God takes us even when we are not suitable nor ready and uses the fires of trial and suffering to shapes us to be fit for the work he has for us and he gives the Holy Spirit so we might be effective in his hands.
Prayer: Please Father, continue the process of making us most effective as your servants, and help us relax in your hands. Amen.