What a lovely Sunday morning comrades, sun shining up on high and of course my thoughts are with the comrades camped outside St Paul's in London who have now been urged by the cathedral authorities to move, amid concerns over health and safety and loss of income.
A spokesman told Radio 4's Sunday News, it was losing between £16,000 and £20,000 a day, well there you go all comes down to money yet again!
Specking to may mum about it this morning, she suggested just maybe the church is being leaned upon by the powers that be? Mum may well have a good point for a number of reasons, the establishment have no control over this peaceful protest that’s staged right bang in the middle of a very busy tourist area and route for them wishing to take in the London sights such as the Tower just down the road, indeed bad publicity and may even be an advertisement of encouragement to do the same when you get back home to your own country.
But coming back to that awful stuff we call money, God has given us more than 800 Scriptures about money. Here are a few of the many verses that will help you understand how God views finances, and seeing it is Sunday after all there can be nothing more appropriate for a Sunday morning post:
"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money."
"The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender."
Jesus looked at him and loved him. "One thing you lack," he said. "Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me
I like the last quote and was thinking that maybe the Queen who is the head of the church could heed and listen to the good advice that Jesus gave. I read this very morning that Her Majesty, The Queen is close to joining millions of her subjects in becoming a victim of fuel poverty. She has to heat four palaces and one castle and at a time when energy bills have risen by around 15 per cent but the Queen’s income has been frozen by the government, poor sod and dammit. A suggestion for Her Majesty, why not downsize, sell off some of your properties and split the proceeds between paying off your utility bills and at the same time helping out St Paul's – simple!”