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Music Played21 items
Paul Carrack Life's Too Short
(CD Single), Carrack-UK, 001
Barbra Streisand Evergreen (Love Theme From "A Star Is Born")
Barbra Streisand Greatest Hits Vol.2, CBS
Paul McCartney No More Lonely Nights
Paul McCartney - All The Best!, Parlophone
Simple Minds Waterfront
Glittering Prize - Best Of Simple Min, Virgin
Whitesnake Here I Go Again (Remix)
Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes
Pure Heroine, Universal, 6
Travis Writing To Reach You
(CD Single), Independiente
Marc Almond and Gene Pitney Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart
Duets - 36 Of The World's Greatest Ev, Telstar
American Authors Best Day Of My Life
(CD Single), Def Jam, 001
Eurythmics There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists), Global Television
Nik Kershaw The Riddle
The Essential Nik Kershaw, Spectrum
John Newman Cheating
(CD Single), Island, 1
Kodaline Brand New Day
(CD Single), RCA, 1
Kylie Minogue Into The Blue
(CD Single), Parlophone, 001
Four Tops Walk Away Renee
The Four Tops - The Singles Collectio, Polygram Tv
Buzzcocks Ever Fallen In Love
Greatest Hits Of The 70's (Various), Disky
Paul Weller You Do Something To Me
Love Songs - 39 All Time Love Classic, Polygram Tv
Elton John Can't Stay Alone Tonight
(CD Single), Mercury, 001
The Feeling Never Be Lonely
(CD Single), Island
Stevie Wonder I Wish
Songs In The Key Of Life (Vol.1), Motown
Pause for Thought
From Rev’d Richard Coles, cleric and broadcaster:
“If your child asks for bread,” Jesus says to the crowds at the sermon on the mount, “who will give a stone?” Who, indeed?
The government, say the bishops of the Church of England, calling for a change in welfare reform in a country where so many struggle to eat and make ends meet.
The bishops, said many, after their statement last week on gay marriage and civil partnerships. The latter are now just about OK, although no service of blessing may be held to celebrate them, the former are not really OK, and certainly not to be entered into by clergy. Rather a stony response. Looks like that hat’s going back to the shop.
Now, it is no surprise that the Church should be out of step with the secular world. Its commitment to Jesus Christ makes ignoring the plea of the poor very difficult; after two thousand years of thinking homosexuality a sin, rather than a mere variation of the theme of being human, change is not easy. And in some places of the world, where the church has been most active in feeding the poor, gay people are attacked and even killed. Bishops rightly remind us that this is no way to treat those made in the image of God.
I too am made in the image of God, sometimes difficult to see it, but I am. And I am in a civil partnership with another priest, a blessing on both of us, even if it not officially recognised. What do I think?
Well, I understand the Church’s reservations about gay marriage, and (honestly) share some of them, but I have come to believe that it is better to be uncomfortable for being more generous than we want to be, than uncomfortable for being meaner than we need to be.
Because in a world where people go hungry, who hands out stones if asked for bread?
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