Monday 23 February 2015

not that reassuring

There was a most candid interview on the Today programme on Friday last week.
A former head of counter terrorism at MI6 had been attending Barack Obama’s summit in Washington, which gathered people from over five dozen countries to address the issue of extremism. He was asked “What’s the most interesting thing you’ve heard in Washington in the last days”:
 “I’m afraid to say that the most interesting thing I’ve heard is the confusion about what to do. And I think that is disappointing in a way. It is understandable but it is disappointing that all the great minds that have been put to thinking about this problem haven’t really come up with a sensible way forward. So, you know, I guess that means we need to keep trying and keep working at it and sort of help it to burn out.” 

1 Tim 2:1-2 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

Psalm 146:3 Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.