Chew the cud this weekend

“Because half a dozen grasshoppers under a fern make the field ring with their importunate chink, whilst thousands of great cattle, reposed beneath the shadow of the British oak, chew the cud and are silent, pray do not imagine that those who make the noise are the only inhabitants of the field.” Edmund Burke in 1790

It was brought to my attention by Matthew Parris in The Times. He uses it for political purposes for me I think it is relevant for those issues that trouble good Christian souls. The Humanist Society in Scotland make a great deal of noise in their continued attack on religion. The Pride movement blow their trumpets very loudly. Do not read into that comment an attack on gay people it’s not but Pride is another matter altogether.

The silent majority still exists. Militant groups can make a lot of noise, fads come and go, but in the end as Christians we must get on quietly and faithfully with our work. What is our work? Worship and quiet witness is what we are called to by the Lord. Be strong, swimming against the tide is always a slog. But unlike the strident voices today we have been swimming against the social fashions, dictats, and ideologies for 2,000 years and will still be here when all else is dust.

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