We said our farewells to Rev. Eliakim and his family on Sunday, and thanked them warmly for all they have contributed to St. George's (see photos in the gallery).
Rev. Eliakim's final sermon was in keeping with the valuable teachings he has given us. Preaching on Jesus' parable on forgiveness (in Matthew 18:21-35), Eliakim reminded us of the importance of ongoing forgiveness of those who have wronged us. Forgiveness is not so much about helping the person who is forgiven as helping the person who has been wronged but is able to forgive.
It is also an important way for us to act in the likeness of God - the greatest forgiver of them all. With God's help we are able to forgive our brothers and sisters, and I pray that we will remember that message for years to come.
Many thanks again to all those who contributed to the success of International Evening last week: organizing, performing, hosting, cooking, cleaning up - thank you very much to all involved!