Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Blessed are the light-fingered, they shall have spaghetti

Sometimes we all open our mouths and say the wrong thing , don’t we? I do have some sympathy with Father Tim Jones who says that some people shoplift out of desperation, undoubtedly he is a compassionate man and it may well be true that,
"Burglary causes untold harm and damage to people in a way that taking a can of spaghetti rings from a supermarket doesn't. “
However, as a general principle, it is probably best not to dig an even deeper hole by continuing,
My advice, as a Christian priest, is to shoplift”, nor to go on and tell your congregation that it is preferable if it is a national business and that, “ I would ask that they do not steal from small family businesses” because it just starts to sound too much like advice and encouragement!

I wonder if the collection plate did the rounds and came back rather empty?


  1. I understand he's being hauled before the Archdeacon to explain himself. Strange, it's usually the bishop who does the hauling and carpeting.
    At least Fr Tim has started a useful discussion, though I can't recommend his way of doing it. They'll probably make him a bishop eventually...

    Iffy Vicar

  2. Poor bloke! Hope it hasn't ruined his Christmas too much.