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Star Struck

I just met and shook hands with the Premier of Western Australia, The Honorable Mr Alan Carpenter MLA.

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.



3 thoughts on “Star Struck

  1. you Should like him. Good premier, and generally a top-bloke.

    Posted by friar laurence | June 11, 2006, 12:07 am
  2. At the danger of sounding like a young, prideful, revolutionary upstart, the whole TSA Public Relations thing seems dodgy to me too. They have the most resources and the biggest departments, yet they seem to be Biblically unjustifiable.

    If any older, wiser saint would like to correct me, please do, because as far as I can see the PR departments seem to be a spiritual millstone around our movement’s neck.

    Posted by Shaw Coleman | June 11, 2006, 2:15 am
  3. The Chairman of the Board of the Red Sheild Appeal, The Divisional Social Programme Secretary and The Premier all said a few words

    Posted by Replica Watches | December 25, 2013, 8:45 pm

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Kathleen Johansson

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"The decree has gone forth that the kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ and that He shall reign whose right it is from the River to the ends of the earth. We shall win. It is only a question of time. I believe that this Movement shall inaugurate the final conquest of our Lord Jesus Christ."
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