A Drought Reflection

Posted on September 10, 2018 
Filed under Australian dioceses

“I teared up! The farmer’s dozer was broken down, the diesel mechanic had returned to town for parts and the farmer’s chainsaw filled the bush with noise as he brought down branches suitable for his sheep to eat.

Over a sandwich we talked of assistance but the response was like that of others, ‘There are people a lot worse off than us!’ Five thousand dollars a week I am told to keep his sheep alive but his wife made clear that they’d take no help. …”

Bishop of Armidale Rick Lewers writes with a plea to the farming communities and those who would seek to help them.