Friday, March 16, 2007

On the Blessed Feast Day of the Red Nose

Article XII - Of Good Works

Albeit that good works, which are the fruits of faith and follow after justification, cannot put away our sins and endure the severity of God's judgement, yet are they pleasing and acceptable to God in Christ, and do spring out necessarily of a true and lively faith, insomuch that by them a lively faith may be as evidently known as a tree discerned by the fruit.

May the lonely be comforted, the homeless housed, the starving fed, and the troubled find rest unto their souls.

Cranmer’s exhortation for the Blessed Feast Day of the Red Nose:

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver (2Cor 9:7).


Anonymous ... said...

that picture of cranmer is hilarious!!

16 March 2007 at 14:51  
Anonymous delroy said...

"May the lonely be comforted, the homeless housed, the starving fed, and the troubled find rest unto their souls."
Noble sentiments, Your Grace but does red nose day achieve this here in the UK, or is it just an excuse for minor celebrities, large female jokestars and Lenny Henry to ruin a couple of weeks of tv viewing?

16 March 2007 at 14:54  
Blogger Cranmer said...


Mr Delroy,

Welcome to His Grace's august blog of intelligence and erudition.

From what has been observed of funds poured directly into all manner of worthy projects, it would appear to fulfil the aforementioned aspirations. It is, however, also an occasion for some of the 'minor celebrities' to raise their profiles, and doubtless they all do it for purely altruistic reasons. A muddied motive for His Grace's support is to dispel the notion that Calivinists are incapable of having fun.

16 March 2007 at 16:19  
Anonymous Colin said...

What is this? A picture of David Pinocchio?

He counted that exactly 15,590 species were threatened with extinction because of man’s activities.

"The day after the Conservatives announced their controversial proposals to raise taxes on flying, the party leader insisted: “My vision of a greener future may start with the vital need to tackle climate change but it certainly doesn’t end there. We need to open up a second front in the green revolution . . . we need a greener Earth as well as greener skies."

That's certainly going to solve the problems the British people are facing.

16 March 2007 at 22:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More phools parting with their money to the charity "industry"...oh dear!

16 March 2007 at 23:06  
Blogger Gary said...

Are events such as Red Nose Day manipulative and misleading? Manipulative in the sense that in between the 'funnies' you get the guilt-trip video; and misleading in the sense that unsaved individuals can salve their consciences by pointing to their 'good works'? Plus - it's easier to sit on one's bottom and give a fiver than to actually do something worthwhile to work for justice for the poor, the fatherless and the widow.

19 March 2007 at 11:49  

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