May the 25th is designated by some as “Towel Day”. If you are thinking “what?” at this moment I don’t blame you. Let me explain, it is the day many commemorate the death of the author Douglas Adams. The penny may have dropped now because in his best loved tome “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” the towel was very important. One quote is “A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have” and also any man “who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with”.
Along with the towel another memory from the book, on occasions when things are not going quite as you would want them to, is the quote “don’t panic”. Now having a towel at all times is not a problem. To be in possession of a towel, be it 100% Egyptian cotton or a bog standard run of the mill beach towel, doesn’t seem that hard to do. But when faced with impossible odds, not panicking is slightly harder.
Now since last month’s Chipperfield News we have had the G20 meeting in London, where we hope that the leaders of the top 20 industrial countries could come to an agreement about saving the world from financial disaster. I am not going to suggest who was to blame in the first place, you can make your own minds up, but we would however want to know that those in leadership would “not panic” and be able to sort it out. We cannot guarantee this and we may still not see the benefits of what has been agreed for a long time. I myself would not know where to start. Whether we agree with the politics of this party or the policy of that government we have nowhere to go but to them at a time like this.
I don’t think so. This maybe a bold statement but we want someone who knows what they are doing. We need someone who against impossible odds is able to stare all the problems we struggle with square in the face and will never “panic”. We have to have someone who is deeply interested and involved with our personnel difficulties as well as those of nations and the whole world. Someone who desires to see justice, truth and is able to change everything for the better if only we would ask. Knowing that someone enables me to “not panic”. I will leave you to decide who that someone is.
Love, Jason The Man in the Manse
Our Family Games Night, held in March, was a lot of fun. A good gathering of people came to enjoy themselves and to eat the wonderful supper provided for us by a generous friend. We had our own Mothering Sunday service this year and it was good to have families meeting together to celebrate this special day.
The MAY FAIR will be on May 16th from 2pm (see advert on page and we hope to see you there. There will be a Family Beetle Evening on June 27th so please book these dates in your diaries.
Our Family Evening and All Age Family Morning Services continue on the 2nd and 4th Sundays in the month respectively, so please come and join us, and if you would like to join a friendly crowd at our monthly lunch, usually on the 2nd Saturday, please contact Brenda on 01923 269574.