Site 11. Hell's Gates

Hell's Gates, Noosa Camino reflection site 11

Hell's Gates

Direction to Site 11

Continue to Hell's Gates (Route 2) and keeping left at the emergency radio sign. Stop at the top of the decent.

Heaven, ocean and earth meet at Hell's Gate. A Celtic cross arches across the land-bridge reminding us of the vastness of a love that embraces all of life. Nothing in all creation will separate us from this love.


We reflect on the vast scene before us. We think the depth of God's love for us. We bring our thanks.

Selection Luke 23: 42 - 43 (NIV)

31 In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him among themselves. "He saved others," they said, "but he can't save himself!
32 Let this Messiah, this king of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe." Those crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
33 At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.
34 And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" (which means "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?").[a]
35 When some of those standing near heard this, they said, "Listen, he's calling Elijah." 36 Someone ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. "Now leave him alone. Let's see if Elijah comes to take him down," he said. 37 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. 38 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39 And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, saw how he died,[b] he said, "Surely this man was the Son of God!"
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