THE GAP between the Christian at work and the Christian at prayer, and the even wider gap between the unemployed Christian and the Christian at worship, is the theme of a powerful new anthology Work in Worship compiled by Cameron Butland, and just published by Hodder .and Stoughton, price £5.95. It is well worth reading, and, as Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury writes in his Commendation, " Industry and commerce are today the scene of bitter division: between employer and employee, Union bureaucracy and rank and file, employed and unemployed. Crucial to these sharp divides is the gulf between the Church and the everyday world of work. Worship can be the focus for our private. Sunday lives only, depriving our workaday lives of their true godliness.
This excellent anthology is a timely attempt to bridge the gap between the worshipping Christian and the working Christian. Cameron Butland has carefully compiled and arranged a mass of material for use in public and private prayer which has work as its theme. I hope it will be widely used to help us to pray with our Lord".
Fly the flag
WHAT A JOY it was to see the Irish Tricolour floating majestically above the entrance to the Irish Club in Eaton Square, in London's fashionable Belgravia, on the feast of Saint Patrick.
'the Irish Club are to he congratulated on the splendid and dignified manner in which they display their national flag.
Perhaps other well-known, buildings in London connected with Ireland could be persuaded to folloo their example in displaying the flag so correctly,
With Dr ( iarrelt FiDgerald the Irish Prime Minister, and his Foreign Minister Peter Barry, and Noel Dorr the Irish Ambassador to the court of St James, being held in such high esteem in these islands, and in Brussels and Washington, it is surely time for the Irish flag to be flying high?