Friday, September 29, 2006

Smiling

Me Hello hello, this is pretty much how I feel right now. If I was in a country that wasn't England and around the tropics it would be possible that the sun is shining on me... it isn't. Minutes ago the torrential rain started!

Any way, I'm sitting at someone elses desk making notes on how Ican improve life for young people. My job isn't as easy as it sounds.

Wales, sadly enough, seems a whole world away now. I'm having a great time,but I'm slowly coming to the realisation that it is my responsiblity to get 'stuff' done. Already I have had applications for funding turned down and other thingsbad have happened... like the code for the padlock being changed somewhere between monday and wednesday, meaning it was close to impossible for me to get in for Breakfast club...

It was 6am, and brain not in gear meant lots of shouting and eventually realising there are at least 2 other ways into church. God bless the church warden who was in at 7 tosort it! Hurrah, breakfast for the Halyard kids.

Check out Liz's blog for details of the weekend... I'm all blurry, cos it was a bit busy for me.

Met the Archbishop of Canterbury and my Anglican background helped a lot. But it's also really good to have spent the best part of the year in a different church system altogether. To be honest he was really non-confrontational, but the speech he delivered could have been really ground breaking! He could have delivered it in the deepest depths of Birmingham toa multi-faith society and hit home with every single person in the room (not a bad thing, but is it really a good thing?).

And on the subject of a new Prime minister he said 'the right person for the job'. No wonder church attendance has fallen, whilst trying to be all things to all men, we seem to have lost the offence of the gospel.

When will the Archbishop be a women? How do we deal with a community that is following the wrong god? Should we be striving for peace and equality based on false assumptions about other faiths? These sorts of questions I would have loved to hear a response that wasn't so wishy-washy...

1 comment:

Robert said...

I'm close to the tropics! (well closer than you are) You have an open invite to the States any time you would like to come. Just give me a weeks notice so I can clean my flat up. Keep up the good work. Remember, not everything that we do has results that can be seen. Do your part and be content with it.