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!