Monday 10 August 2015

Kids Company? Jesus Wept!

One of the stories Peter Hitches covers in his latest Mail on Sunday piece relates to the demise of Kids Company.

In his column he asks questions that I, myself, have also been asking - what actually did Kids Company do? What was it trying to do? How did it measure its success (or otherwise)? etc....

The bit that really jumped out at me was this:-
What do you think would happen to someone who set up a charity in the same part of London, offering abandoned children rules, morals, disciplined education, absolute prohibition of drugs, regular bedtimes, that sort of thing?

Isn't that exactly what the Church of England used to do (and is still supposed to be doing)? When did it stop? Will it now take the role back? Or will some other Christian organisation maybe?

He then says:-
Do you think millions of corporate and State money would arrive, or that Ministers and media figures would rush to its aid? No, nor do I.

Presumably forgetting that the Church of England are very wealthy, have Bishops in the House of Lords, their own publications etc...

The Church of England has dropped the ball - it is worried about its own internal gender equality and such tosh - and while it contemplates its navel, and focuses on the admin of the church that is simple a measns to an end, it completely fails in its end - that of spreading christan purpose, and doing so by example.

Jesus wept.

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