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Quotes of the week

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22 April 2022

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The occupation of parson, according to the Office for National Statistics, is No 1 for job satisfaction. This is not because we work only one day a week, or serenely net butterflies in our glebe, or summer in our villas in Tuscany, but because we get life in its fullness. Not serenity or fulfilment or happiness, but life in its fullness, which is what Jesus actually promised

Richard Coles, The Sunday Times Magazine, 17 April

 

People ask me: where is God in all the suffering of the world? I usually reply, he is where we put him. He is on the cross. I’ll be sharing something about what the story of Easter is all about on @BBCTheOneShow at 7pm — hope you can tune in or catch up

Stephen Cottrell, Twitter, 14 April

Bukayo Saka is the future of Arsenal and the England national [football] team. “Religion is a big part of my life,” Saka says. . . “Obviously I’m a strong believer in God”

Tomiwa Owolade, Unherd.com, 15 April

Genesis tells us that . . . frustration lies in an original fault, repeated whenever we over-reach ourselves and take on the mantle of God, seeing ourselves as the arbiter of good and evil, striving for a mastery that is not ours

Vincent Nichols, The Times, 16 April

The Very Revd Andrew Tremlett [the new Dean of St Paul’s] had been put forward by Westminster Abbey [to be the Commons Chaplain] but it was said that Bercow [the Speaker] objected to the chaplain being a “white, middle-class man”

Kaya Burgess, The Times, 15 April

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