Ah, but now certain powers that be - having heard of me having handed
over the order of this morning Act Of Remembrance to a clerical
colleague - are now anxious to get him to cooperate in changing the
service to the afternoon!
One letter published in the Catholic Animal Concern journal asks for
this to transpire; while an article by a member of the Anglican Society
For The Welfare Of Animals strongly recommends it. Consequently, I find
that with such folk claiming to be one’s friends in the Cause one has
comparatively little to fear from one’s enemies!
Though – mind you! – they have every right to their opinions. Indeed,
I’d already been asked by two ASWA members to change the service before
last years event, to the afternoon; in order that they could re-arrange
with one’s blessing its format and – obviously – include me in it ‘It
was hoped to be a joint affair’.
Yes, uncannily similar to another groups request the year before!.
However, I somehow doubt whether dear Cynthia O’Neill – the original
instigator of the Sunday morning act of remembrance – would have been
included in either.
But then I could have been wrong! Changing the venture to an
afternoon or another day might well have some advantages. It could make
place for ‘tallyho’ types of horse lovers to attend in style, after
having equally visited Whitehall in the morning!
What is more, as all possible fear of ever treading on another’s toes
would be removed by moving the service to the afternoon, it could
probably prove possible to even get no one less than a bishop to
sanctify such a service by conferring an Episcopal blessing upon the
Yes, the type who – lacking backbone as individuals - seek to bolster
one another up via long drawn out committees, and their sub committees,
in order to ultimately make a decision.
Yes, procedures that drain away all vital sparks of God endowed
‘Well, I say: from such long, drawn out and boring procedures of
compromise – where often those who know the least say the most - may the
Good Lord deliver us!’.
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