Not so grumpy anymore!

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choir outside the chapel

 

 

I am not suffering from the Novo Virus, I have the shits (thanks to several readers but my life is not in danger)! Infact I went to church this morning but didn’t take communion (I was sorry to hear that Robbie Williams now uses hand-sanitizer after touching his fans)

Going to church was a great pleasure. Even in my evangelical days as a teenager, I never looked forward to church but I do enjoy going to the Wesleyan Chapel in the City Road. It is a sort of Passion PlayPen, where deep wisdom and playful banter are juxtaposed like a housing project in the middle of Eaton Square!

At the end of the service, our minister Lesley Griffiths wasn’t satisfied with a handshake but took me in his arms and hugged me. I was gobsmacked! How did he know that I wanted a hug? I was so delighted that I nearly danced my way back across the City to Blackfriars.

I hadn’t mentioned being ill  – I hope I haven’t made anybody ill – especially Lesley. But going to Church has cured me of my grumpiness!

I don’t suggest that we  disband the NHS – but the  there is a consolation in congregation that I’d recommend to medical science. I am not talking about faith healing, I’m remarking on  the change that going to church makes in me!

There’s a lot of guff talked about Wellness. I regard myself as a wellness connoisseur not having a day off sick since 2004. People should spend more time in church, at least more time in the kind of church that you find in the City Road!

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Wesley’s Chapel

 

So I’m not grumpy , the church was full and if you want to sort out your mental, spiritual or physical wellness , I suggest you put 11am next Sunday in your diary!

Halle -flippin – luljah!

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Leslie Griffiths

About henry tapper

Founder of the Pension PlayPen, Director of First Actuarial, partner of Stella, father of Olly . I am the Pension Plowman
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