I’ve just had a great week in Auckland for a block course on ethics at Carey. I’m sure you have some clear ideas about what’s right and wrong in life, but the harder task is to explain why you have these ideas. We often take these things for granted.  It’s been said that “the basis on which you make moral choices is often as important as the choices themselves.” As we come to an election, it’s even more important to figure out what we value and why. We need to immerse ourselves in the Gospel, the Story of God and Scripture, so when it comes to making moral decisions we are ready to live out of a true story where we partner and participate with Christ to make his kingdom known. And we also need to be aware of what’s happening in God’s world. This is why Karl Barth said “Take your Bible and take your newspaper, and read both. But interpret newspapers from your Bible”.