Old Mrs Robinson felt a little faint in church today and passed out for a minute or so. She was helped to the sacristy where she sat down surrounded by concerned parishioners.
“I’ll get her a glass of water” said one.
“No … give her brandy!” said Tom.
“Perhaps a warm cup of tea with plenty of sugar” suggested someone else.
“I think she should have a brandy” repeated Tom.
“Maybe we should call for an ambulance” interrupted another parishioner.
“A brandy will sort her out” insisted Tom.
“Perhaps she should be lying down for a bit of a rest.” someone suggested.
“I have some smelling salts” said another.
“Brandy is better” said Tom.
“Will you all shut up and listen to Tom” said Mrs Robinson in exasperation.
The world is full of people crying out in need of something or other. And there’s always plenty of philosophers, scientists, economists, and experts on all sort of things expounding their theories and advising everyone on what should be done.
What they don’t realize is that what the world really needs is a bit more love.
“Love one another as I have loved you.” (John 13:34)