Shrink-wrapped Heaven

As regular readers will know, I’m always interested in the connections between things – and the more unlikely the better.

Sunday Times readers in Scotland will have seen that I have been responding to Secretary of State Jim Murphy’s recent lecture on faith and politics. Yes I do think that this must be read in the pre-election context and the Cardinal has responded in kind. The result is what I called faith shrink-wrapped.

I visited Glenalmond College this morning and offered a chapel-full of teenagers a vision of heaven – a response to ‘our citizenship is in heaven’ I have to say that they did not immediately stand on their seats and cheer.

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