Tuesday, 9 September 2008
The Vicar of Baghdad
Listened to a wonderful interview with Anglican Canon Andrew White this morning on Radio Four. His faith in God is awe inspiring. He told of an occassion when he was called into a meeting with Iraqi officials and looked down on the table to find recently severed fingers and toes. He was asked if he was afraid. "No" he said quite emphatically. He went on to explain that the Bible says perfect love cast out all fear and and spoke of his love for the Iraqi people. Andrew suffers from MS a wasting disease and has been declared unfit to work in the UK. If you're ever feeling sorry for yourself or having a crisis of faith then this mans life is your tonic. He is like an oak tree, supernaturally grounded and steadfast in his calling. He is adamant there is no one else that can do the work he is currently undertaking, and I believe him.