I recently received the above from Bishop Alan Wilson (Bishop of Buckingham UK). The clipping is a laugh. Bishop Alan’s comment with it pointedly said, “This has entirely made my day. It’s good to see the same logic as makes the Anglican Covenant* the answer to the problems of the Anglican Communion can sometimes be found outside the Church, too…” [I received his permission to put this on my blog]. This fits with my suggestion that the proposed “Covenant” does not pass the New Zealand Consumer Guarantees Act as it is not “fit for the purpose” and will not “do what it is meant to do.” [* For those of you who don’t know what the Anglican “Covenant” is about, enjoy the clipping (copied below if you struggle to read it) and, after that, you are welcome to check out some other posts, or go outside and enjoy the Spring – sorry Northern Hemisphere readers, but you regularly do that to us down here 😉 ]

Since I received the clipping, Bishop Alan has posted a blog post about this. So you can place your comments in response to him directly there if you wish.

The Church Times has been running an online Question of the Week: “Should the Church of England reject the Anglican Covenant?” The result is a measly 16% in favour of the “covenant” – that’s more than 5:1 against it. [For those of you who don’t understand online voting and think there is some sort of rigging with someone repeatedly voting to slant the vote – you can only vote once from any computer; it recognises your IP address]

For those of you who struggled to read the clipping:

Dear John,
I hope you can help me. The other day I set off for work, leaving my husband in the house watching TV. My car stalled, and then it broke down about a mile down the road, and I had to walk back to get my husband’s help. When I got home, I couldn’t believe my eyes. He was in our bedroom with the neighbour’s daughter!
I am 32, my husband is 34 and our neighbour’s daughter is 19. We have been married for 10 years. When I confronted him, he broke down and admitted they had been having an affair for the past six months. He won’t go to counselling, and I’m afraid I am a wreck and need advice urgently. Can you please help?
Sincerely. Sheila.

Dear Sheila,
A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be caused by a variety of faults with the engine. Start by checking there is no debris in the fuel line. If it clear, check the vacuum pipes and hoses on the inlet manifold and also check all grounding wires. If none of these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the injectors. I hope this helps.

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