Thursday, 17 July 2008

Lambeth Conference survival kit

Safely settled at the University of Kent. No hot water for us this morning, though — ascetic retreat coming up, then. Lucy and I were delighted to open an eiscopally coloured packet from Church last Sunday and find a Lambeth Survival Kit from our vicar and chaplain. How Handy.

There’s an emergency shot of Swiss Vodka, of course, a copy of the Beano for those long evenings on the fringe, and some Lindt. There's a Cross to remind me what it’s all about really, but best of all, a bag of High Fibre Temptations. These turn out to be Mixed Fruit, nuts and seeds. There’s a sermon in that bag — Mixed nuts that plant seeds bear fruit...

And so, after satisfyingly chunky night prayer, led by members of religious communities, to bed on day 1. Retreat tomorrow.

3 comments:

Steve said...

Encouraging to see a Bishop with a bag of temptations... we are only human after all?

Sarah Brush said...

Now THAT is the sign of a good vicar!

I hope the survival kit hasn't felt too necessary!

God bless

Sarah

The Broken Man said...

Stumbled across your blog and thought i would say hi. If only I could fit all my temptations in one bag!

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