03 April 2009

Archbishop Nichols Needs Our Prayers

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Courtesy of Brother James, we discover that the new Archbishop's vocation is to accompany those who seem to be beyond hope as they travel through life.

Apparently the Archbishop spoke on 5 Live and:


Inevitably ended by tying in his allegiance to Liverpool F.C. and how he would be at their Champions League game against Chelsea on Weds.

He needs our prayers: he is with those who have only known affliction and whose reaction to it is not pretty; who will not recognise the rightful order of things; who live in an unnatural state. He is with them even though he is no longer of them. He is with them even though he has been raised to higher things.

Some say that he has only known London and Birmingham in this country, apart from Liverpool: but to his intense credit he chose Manchester to study his MA and in an act of the profoundest resignation refused to allow the allure of either of the cornerstones of Mancunian glory (Utd and Utd Reserves) to deflect him from his mission to the fallen.

We salute our new leader and applaud his refusal to be deflected from his role as Minister and Pastor, not to those who have everything to lose, but to those who have lost everything.

6 comments:

the mother of this lot said...

I am SO glad this is your post and not mine.....

(If you get excommunicated where shall I come and visit you)?

Ttony said...

Eastlands or Anfield!

Brother James Hayes f.i.c. said...

"Courtesy of Brother James, we discover that the new Archbishop's vocation is to accompany those who seem to be beyond hope as they travel through life."

But he didn't even mention Southampton F. C. (my team).

Mark said...

Cardinal Hume became Archbishop in 1976, and two years later his beloved Newcastle United were relegated, so having a fan as Abp of Westminster can be a mixed blessing.

Rita said...

Don't forget the other half of Manchester, those poor destitute souls like myself, for whom usually the closest we come to watching and enjoying class football is being beaten by Liverpool. It is not a pleasure to lose to any other team.

We truly have lost the plot.

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Interesting!