Monday, February 2, 2009

Who wants the poor?

Today I was a representative of The Salvation Army at an ecumenical service for the opening of the legal year in Melbourne. The service was attended by judges, magistrates, lawyers and others associated with the legal profession, as well as the leaders of a number of Christian denominations.

So it was before the service that a group of clergy were discussing who would be responsible to read out segments of a prayer in the service. After delegating prayers for the Queen, for peace, and the environment, we discovered that the person nominated to pray for the poor and neglected was missing. After a number of glances around the room, I finally could not resist and announced "The Salvation Army will take care of the poor and neglected". And so it was...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Funny...but also sad!