We just attended a “ceremony” for work to accept a cheque from him on behalf of the government of Western Australia.
The Chairman of the Board of the Red Sheild Appeal, The Divisional Social Programme Secretary and The Premier all said a few words and then we shared in morning tea. Of all of these, the the DSPS’s speach was the most touching. They were all quite “factual” but hers pulled at the heart strings.
She quote William Booth’s I’ll fight speach and gave the Premier a coaster with the quote written on it.
All of this made me think about a verse in the Bible in Matthew 6
[i]Giving to the Needy[/i]
1″Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
2″So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 3But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
How does that work along side The Red Sheild and The Salvation Army’s Public Relations Department?
Any ideas? I can’t seem to make the too gel.
But anyway, I don’t know as much about government policies etc as I probably should, and I don’t know Alan and his character well and if I “should” like him or not, but it was still cool to be able to meet him and shake hands.