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I couldn’t get through the weekend without ........
It shouldn’t have come as a surprise. Much of what I read in my newspaper day by day is predictable. Some of it I will already know, having heard it on the 10 o’clock News last night or the Today programme this morning. Pages about current events in politics; conflicts in various parts of the world; crimes which are worth the whole country, not just one local area, knowing about and so on.
But surprise there was in what I read on two separate days in the same week. One was an article which gave me 10 tips to beat stress -
This week the answer made me sit up and take notice: ‘I couldn’t get through the week-
As I say, neither of the things I read should have surprised me. But I guess the reason they did was because ‘going to church’ is something such a small minority of people do, even occasionally, let alone Sunday by Sunday.
As I thought about what I had read on those two days, the first, ‘go to church if you’re stressed’, was easy to understand. A surprising number of people find their way into a church during the day, a place where they can have some peace and quiet, time to ‘unwind’, to think, even (some of them!) to pray. And I guess God sometimes puts the priest or a member of the regular congregation in their way and gives them an opportunity to talk to someone who is otherwise un-
What about the second thing I read. Here was someone I knew a bit about -
And then I thought of those who might read what I might write about this experience, and who I leave with the answer the comedian gave to ‘I couldn’t get through the week-
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