Canon Andrew White deserves a knighthood - Part III
Here is Part III of the documentary following the ministry of Canon Andrew White, the 'Vicar of Baghdad'.
Part II may be seen HERE, and Part I HERE. Accompanying this, Canon White wrote:
Here is the final part of the video. I have just seen it. For those who don’t like medical things you might not like as it shows me having my stem cell treatment. The treatment is happening in our church clinic. If you are wondering why Sarah my assistant and director here is also doing medical things, well she is also one of our doctors here also being one of our dental surgeons.His Grace has a distinct feeling that some might deflect this thread along another discursive meander..
Others may like to consider the comment on Part II by His Grace's longtime communicant, Mr Ars Hendrick:
So, I come on to this blog and sound off about things, being argumentative, sometimes even aggressive. And I know a fair bit about the subject so can usually hold my own, and I write for a living so am practiced at getting things down on the page effectively.Mr Hendrick, you said it all.
And then I watch this footage of a real Christian, and I am utterly ashamed of myself. And I realise how utterly distant I am from leading the life I profess to lead – what an utter fraud I am. And I feel ashamed of my glib words and my posturing and my arguments.
To see Cannon White spreading love and hope in a place that looks exactly like hell, but is somehow populated by the warmest and most loving people I have ever seen, is to look directly into the face of the true Christian life, the perfect window to my own shortcomings – to my own hypocrisy.
I really don’t feel that I want to post on this blog anymore, because I realise that I have absolutely nothing of value to say.
Forget the knighthood: Canon Andrew White deserves a mitre and ought to be awarded the highest medal for gallantry.