On my mammoth to do list is a half written blog post about how this current crisis is disproportionately affecting the poor. Fortunately, this thirty second clip sums it up far more succinctly than I was managing.
If you watch something today, watch this.
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Some words from The Christ. Blessings on the poor in spirit! The kingdom of heaven is yours. Blessings on the mourners! You’re going to be comforted. Blessings on the meek! You’re going to inherit the earth. Blessings on people who hunger and thirst for God’s justice! You’re going to be satisfied. Blessings on the merciful!
We are in the middle of the lent course at Holy Nativity where we are looking at issues of wealth and poverty. We have been following Kindle a Flame by Church Action on Poverty and it is really good pulling together a rich variety of scripture and resources. There is a great group of people
Thank the Lord it is self esteem Friday, perhaps now I can finally pay these bills. Hi, is that British Gas? I’m skint but I feel fantastic. I’m wondering, are you prepared to accept self esteem? I’ve been a bit busy of late. When we finished the final shout of “he is risen indeed” I
I’m always cutting edge and up to date, never several days behind. No no no. I recorded The Big Benefits Row the other night because I’d had a bad day. A well informed individual from the local area was using Facebook to inform everyone that Foodbanks were just a way for “trendy, dogooder, left wing,
Last night I watched QI and it was all about happiness. The wonderful thing about QI is that every 30 seconds you have your perceptions challenged. You look at the TV and say “Eh, what, really“? What made me do the double take last night? Stephen Fry said that there is a 10% wider gap
Yesterday I was watching TV when this advert came on. The day before that Dave Walker posted this cartoon. Today I watched Prime Ministers questions where they jeered at each other like a bunch of 18th century toffs fighting over a slice of pie whilst arguing the pros and cons of an 11% pay rise
Once more all decent folk found themselves under attack from the ever hungry and multiheaded mythological beast. Fortunately Lord Freud was able to defend us all once more from the onslaught of the “undeserving poor”. The daemonisation of the poor is a well documented phenomenon and a tool that is being used to drive ideological