Gordon Help Us!

May 10, 2009



I experienced a very disconcerting moment at church this morning. Two people were leading the prayers, taking it in turns. Often we have Scripture used in the prayers. Normally fine by me, but it freaked me out a little today – hearing a prayer for our fearless leader Gordon Brown followed immediately by these words:

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

I know that Gordon Brown believes that he has saved the world, revealed by his Freudian slip at that memorable Prime Minister’s Question Time – still on YouTube – but isn’t this going a bit far? Today’s papers show him to have the lowest popularity of any P.M. since polls began and Labour look set to be taken to the cleaners in the June elections. Maybe there is more to him than meets the eye and his millennial reign has just begun…

Fortunately, it turned out that these words are from Colossians 1:15-20, part of the text of the sermon later in the service.


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