james36armstrong at hotmail.com
Fri Dec 24 19:21:23 GMT 2010
I went to the local church last Sunday, there I sang about joy- it was mildly happiness
inducing to do so.
Then Someone spoke about
Good spelled with one ‘o’ .
Good was with us.
We prayed for two minutes about Mrs K who had just died,
and for the good of all humanity. I gave
some money , I don’t know for what cause, but I trust it was a good one. (with two ‘o’s
Then we went next door and had a cup of tea. I spoke to
complete strangers . There Peter told me about democracy in Sweden.
Apparently everyone has the right to walk into a government office and ask to
read the days post.
Jill, has been away from home for three weeks and it was
great to be amongst people .
Then later, I read about ancient Jerusalem
, Athens and Rome-
all of them did regular prayers.
(also sacrificed animals – there was none of that at church )
What to make of it?
It was good to be
among people who all got out of bed with
something bigger and better than themselves in mind, and were clearly happy meeting each other. I once did that around the
village pump, and next day in the hay field with thevillage people baling hay . Riding on the cart behind the
horse was special. They were not paid
but with no help- no hay- and no hay no milk from the farmer’s cows for the
See, its easy to
bring up bankers bonuses in conversation. Its more awkward
to speak about good. It needs
I conclude, going to church is good. It is people meeting
together with good in mind
Happy Christmas, James
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