MLAs should get themselves to church – they’ll see how safe it is
On Friday November 20, the News Letter reported that Belfast restaurant, Yugo, had posted a story on Facebook declaring “Christmas cancelled”.
The restaurant was reported to have made a statement which included this message: “Anyone involved in Stormont has a lifetime ban from both Yugo restaurants. And don’t try to sneak a take away - we know where you live.”
It seems very strange for a restaurant to respond to the Executive’s decision to place further restrictions on the hospitality sector by giving potential customers a lifetime ban.
I was deeply disappointed to learn that the Executive had also suspended public worship in churches for two weeks.
But, in contrast to Yugo, I would invite “anyone involved in Stormont” to come along to a worship service in any Presbyterian Church of Ireland congregation in their constituency, to see the measures we have in place to keep people safe.
More importantly, come along to hear the Good News about what Jesus has done to provide spiritual health for everyone who trusts Him to be their Lord and Saviour.
All of us are infected with sin, which is much more deadly than coronavirus. Thankfully, Jesus has developed the complete cure for it through His perfect life, atoning death, and victorious resurrection.
While you’re waiting for our worship services to resume on December 13, please do “sneak a take away” – listen to the services that will be broadcast by many of our congregations via social media over the next two weeks.
Rev Nigel Kane, Banbridge (Magherally & Katesbridge churches)
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