Random Ways to Show Love and Acceptance.

So, lets face it. Its still an “interesting” time in England. With no England Manager, no Prime Minister, and possibly maybe no leader of the opposition*, there is a fair bit of interesting news going on. This is against the backdrop of arguments between the two different sides of the Brexit debate, and sadly, a fair amount of news of racist attacks from various parts of the country. I’m not going to write a full discourse looking at why this may be the case, instead I’m going to look at a few ideas of what could be done instead. (There’s no way of phrasing the next sentence without being cheesy) How can we spread love, instead of Hate?

Read kids books.

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Kids books are awesome, and the world needs more awesome. Give Stick Man a try.

Check out your local European food shop.

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I dont know, but I imagine owners of European food shops may want a bit of love at the moment. Why dont you try popping in to one and spend a bit of money on things you would normally buy from a supermarket. Look out for amazing beer, and Chocolate Oreo Cake Things….

Give out some scones.

Like these guys…

… obviously you want jam on first…

Does your local Mosque need anything?

For example…

 

Cake.

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Drop a cake around to your neighbours.

Because everyone loves cake.

Wear a safety pin.

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Because it shows you’re safe…

Offer Free Hugs

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Do some Street Preaching.

Proclaim out of love that everyone is going to hell.
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No. I’m kidding.

Dont do this.

Please.

Any other suggestions you’d like to share?

*Maybe the Queen should run the country? Maybe there should be a petition for this?

Some Conversation Starters For Church This Weekend.

Ok. Lets face it, its been an “interesting” week here in Britain, with slightly over half the population* voting to leave the EU… Obviously this leaves just under half the population* wondering what the other half were thinking.

Now for Christians going to Church tomorrow, this means we need to at least attempt to put things to one side, and come together as a family in Christ. While trying not to fight over the result**.

To help with this, let me introduce you to The Non EU Referendum Conversation Starter Card. Feel free to print this out, and take it with you to Church, and use it to help you decide what to talk about… without upsetting anyone***.

Conversation Card

* …that voted.

** like a normal family might.

*** Possibly. Sofa cant be held responsible for any negative outcomes from using this conversation starter card. Positive ones… we can. Negative… Big no….

 

Church Notice Board of The Week

Honest Church Notice Board

I’m not sure how long I’ve been posting Church Boards, but I know this is the first time I’ve purposely repeated one, twice in two weeks.

There’s just something about this one…

Maybe its a reminder for myself.

It might be a reminder for everyone to behave after the result of the EU Referendum.

Maybe its something about how some corners of the internet have reacted to the shootings in Orlando.

Possibly its something about the murder of the MP Jo Cox.

It could be something about my general feeling about the state of the world, and my lack of action in the face of it all.

Not sure what it is.

But this felt worthwhile repeating.