Prophetic voice

The Church of England - - LETTERS -

Sir, I agree en­tirely with Charles May’s let­ter re­gard­ing the na­tion’s present woes. Floods and storms are, of course, nat­u­ral phe­nom­ena and can be ex­plained in phys­i­cal terms. Like­wise the in­no­cence of flood vic­tims must be un­re­servedly up­held and un­ques­tioned. Nev­er­the­less, dis­as­ters of this kind do pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity to re­mind ev­ery­one of the prin­ci­ple that “Right­eous­ness ex­alts a na­tion and sin is a re­proach to any people.”

For many years there has been no prophetic voice in our land, and it is sad that in our cur­rent woes, Charles May’s let­ter and the ut­ter­ances of a UKIP Bap­tist Coun­cil­lor are the only com­ments I have heard on this mat­ter, and the lat­ter was -pre­dictably - ridiculed. So where are our Bish­ops and Arch­bish­ops? Ap­par­ently silent - as usual!

Barry Sut­ton-Jones,

Somerset

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