A minister who was very focused on his work, especially through his membership of and involvement in Church practice and procedure committees, and who had a deep loathing for all things “frivolous”, was left totally cold with the wall-to-wall coverage of the World Cup in the media.
“Dear Lord, I hope and pray that there is no football in Heaven”, he mutterered to himself one evening, prior to retiring for the night.
Suddenly, he heard a still, small voice – the voice of the Almighty!
God said, “Fear not, my son and my beloved and faithful servant; there is no football in Heaven”
“Father, my loving Father, I praise your Holy Name, and I thank you for this.”
Then God said, “My son – you will be well pleased with this: there is a mega-Presbytery in Heaven, the largest that the human mind can envisage”
“My Lord and my God, this is wonderful”
“Yes, my son,” replied the Almighty, “And I bring you good tidings of great joy – you are to be appointed Presbytery Clerk there next Monday at 7.00 pm GMT”