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Saturday, 14 August 2010

This made me smile

A letter in this morning's Guardian recalls a nonconformist minister who, leading his congregation in prayer, began:-

Oh Lord, as though has doubtless read in last Thursday's Guardian...

Apocryphal, possibly, but it did remind me of the Welsh Methodist minister I knew who, also leading his flock in prayer, first thanked the Lord for his wisdom in sending both sun and rain and then added:- ... though there have been times these last weeks, O Lord, when we have been sorely tempted to doubt thy wisdom"

14 comments:

Elisabeth said...

I enjoy such doubts in those who are meant to inspire belief. It softens the hard edges of religiosity. Thanks, Dave.

Carl said...

Wonderful... This made me smile.

C

Derrick said...

What's a little fib if it get the audience's attention?!

Gwei Mui said...

Yes this is truly smile worthy

TechnoBabe said...

Interesting how people pray and are in their own little world.

David Cranmer said...

I appreciate the morning chuckles.

steven said...

pretty funny. so much of prayer comes from the little intimacies of everyday life. steven

Raj said...

heh that was funny. what i find straneg is that people belive god reads! :P

Linda Sue said...

That god guy, what a joker! So "mysterious", and moody like a preteen girl.

Helen said...

It's comforting to consider the Lord as a reader of the Guardian ....

Conda V. Douglas said...

In these polarized times, it's wonderful to see humor still exists!

Kass said...

Most ungodly news
can only be accurate
when read in a cloud.

Christine said...

There is hope yet...

Dave King said...

Thanks Everyone
Glad you seem to have enjoyed it as much as I did.