Saturday, 16 December 2017

Thought for the Week

THE Conservative victory in last week’s general election was indeed a surprise. With an overall majority

THE Conservative victory in last week’s general election was indeed a surprise. With an overall majority in the House of Commons, David Cameron can govern and legislate without concession to other parties.

If he can carry his MPs with him, he can pass whatever legislation he chooses. This is good in so far as it assists in strong and effective government but it is not without danger.

Certain of victory, the Prime Minister declared that he wanted “one nation”. Without the constraints of the coalition, our new government could become divisive whether it be England/Scotland, north/south, rich/poor.

To achieve his desire for “one nation”, a United Kingdom, David Cameron will have to address the divisions within it and that may prove a hard task but I am sure all would wish him well.

Unity does not come easily whether at a national or personal level. It requires hard work, understanding and  sacrifice. If we expect our leaders to seek unity, we should expect no less of ourselves in our own circumstance, whatever or wherever that may be â?? in the home, workplace, church or social and other surroundings.



In his letter to the church in Rome, the apostle Paul prays: “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus.”

As our new government sets out its legislative programme for the next five years, as our Prime Minister puts together his new cabinet and ministerial team and as we, as individuals, carry on with our daily lives, we might do no better than repeat that prayer.

A spirit of unity will help create for our United kingdom a nation in which everyone is cared for, valued and respected.



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