Harvest Talk: "Please God, Bless the Poor"
Preacher: The Very Revd Adrian Newman, Dean (2005-2011)
12 October 2008, 10:30 (Harvest Festival)
God bless Mummy & God bless Daddy
|God:||I said 'wait'|
|AN:||Who said 'wait'?|
|God:||God, of course, the Lord, the Almighty, your Maker|
You’re havin’ a laugh. This is a joke isn't it? Come on, who's stitching me up?! (pause) Is that really you God?
|AN:||Only, see, I was praying but I didn't quite expect .... You|
|God:||People rarely do when they pray. It's strange.|
Yeah, that is strange now you come to mention it. Is there ... you know.....anything I can do for you?
As a matter of fact there is.
Oh. Killer my dog ... Gillingham FC (you should have seen them last week Lord ....) ..... Mum, Dad ....
|God:||You asked me to bless the poor.|
Ah yes, so I did. Bit of a tall order wasn't it?
|God:||How do you expect me to bless the poor, dear child?|
(thinks ...) Well.....how about beaming up the Bank of England and dropping it somewhere in the middle of the Third World. No?
Well I said it was a tall order, didn't I? Alright, I take that prayer back.
|God:||It was a good prayer, God bless the poor|
|God:||And I will answer it
|AN:||You will? How?|
|God:||You will find the answer to your prayer wrapped up in that present.|
|God:||That one, over there ..... open it.
|AN:||It's nothing but an old mirror|
|God:||God bless the poor - there is the answer to your prayer
|AN:||I don't understand - the only thing I can see in the mirror ..... is me.|
|FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT (Mothering Sunday)|
|10:30||The Cathedral All-Age Eucharist (King’s Sunday)|