Saturday, March 28, 2009

An interesting experience


In addittion to having a one to one with my Bishop over pizza, I have been out and about on the road this week visiting students on their work-experience placements. As parking in the city centre is hard I park up at home and buy a day-rider and do the whole thing on public transport.

On the way into town yesterday the bus stopped at one particular stop and thirty or so men of various non-Europen ethnicities got on. It took me a moment to work it out: there is a mosque around the corner and these guys were fresh out of Friday prayers. There was a great deal of hugging and hand shaking and giving up of seats for the elderly. Their faces shone from their encounter with God. I was absolutely charmed.