Opinion: We can use this time to change
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What are you like at waiting?
In airport queues, on buses, parents waiting – for apologies, for kids to come home... Waiting can be endless.
There is lots of waiting in Jesus’ story.
Right now we have Ascension Day, which opens a period of waiting for the Holy Spirit to come so that the Disciples can go out into the world to follow Jesus call, to tell the world about him We are also in a period of waiting and we are living in a society that is not used to waiting.
We can get what we want at the click of a button.
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We can watch what we want and speak to who we want. Order anything online that we want and the next day someone brings it. The Disciples spent the time praying and worshiping. A positive use of time.
What can we do?
- 1 Growing public support for tougher pet theft sentences
- 2 Consultation on proposed controlled parking zones to begin
- 3 Double murder accused remanded in custody over ‘brutal’ stabbings
- 4 Almost 250 homes without internet in Goodmayes after car accident takes out telecoms box
- 5 Council must pay £4,500 for failing disabled brothers
- 6 Double murder arrest as dramatic footage shows police detaining woman
- 7 Covid outbreak at Woodford Green care home delays vaccinations
- 8 Royal Mail lists six Redbridge postcodes hit by Covid postal delays
- 9 Redevelopment plans likely to be approved despite 144 objections
- 10 Life sentence for Chigwell man convicted of murder
Perhaps now is a time to consider those around us and actually start making our privileged society into that fair society.
We can’t look at even the stats of this Covid disease and see fairness.
Our BAME brothers and sisters are at greater risk than our white ones. Which I find utterly shocking.
There are all sorts of reasons, but the fact that one of them is that they are doing the low paid and most risky and unappreciated jobs is one that needs changing.
Right now who do we appreciate more – the dustmen, postmen, shop workers, cleaners, carers, drivers and nurses?
Let’s spend a little time looking around and asking: what do we need to change? And whatever it is, start with me.