Wednesday, 5 April 2017

The Plan

I’m aware that I’ve been neglecting my loyal reader again.

You probably should know that the Church of England has a new campaign planned for the 25th May – 4th June called ‘Thy Kingdom Come’. In a nutshell the idea is that it will organise people into praying for the country to somehow fill churches again. They say it is a cross-denominational, inclusive initiative.

Just think of all those Christians praying for the people of Britain (whether you like it or not). Filling the post-Brexit vacuum of division and sporadic violence with an atmosphere of love.

Will it work? Sheesh, who knows. But anything that holds back demon-inspired racism and violence has to be a good thing doesn’t it? Anything that lifts up the vulnerable and oppressed in this country sounds okay to me. Of course, the efficacy of prayer is always up for debate and few people expect a paradigm shift.

So that appears to be the Church of England’s plan following Brexit. ‘Pray’. It probably took about 1000 meetings to come up with that one.

‘Surely someone, somewhere has a proper plan?’ I hear you think.

Nope. Hope the world doesn’t end. Don’t immanentize the eschaton. Pray. Try to stay alive. That seems to be the plan.

Think happy thoughts.


  1. I have such admiration about Justin Welby who does an awful lot behind the scenes that we never hear about. This is his initiative. Anything that is his initiative is good with me. I'm hoping it will at least help to bond the believers.

  2. Nick, I love your irony here. Although Bobby Cole has a point, and a good one, that prayer can make things change, I also think that rather than praying for the churches to fill up (again? With true believers?) it would be awesome if we prayed more widely than that. And became more activist about social justice issues like poverty, and were not seen as ridiculously obsessed with gender (women priests or not, etc) and sexual stuff.

  3. i really likes your blog and You have shared the whole concept really well. and Very beautifully soulful read! thanks for sharing.