About 2 weeks ago posters and cards were distributed around parts of Redfern, and a small band of self-styled Neocat troubadours, led by a guitar strumming parish priest, processed through the streets, luring the odd unsuspecting local (and quite a few more of the less naïve who were simply interested in a free feed) to a barbecue in Redfern park to launch a “Catechesis for adults”.
He died on the Cross for you,
when you were wicked and a sinner.
Christ rose from death,
He is the Lord
He will come again and take us with him.”
Did St Paul really say these words? How might the answer to that bear on what the invitation offers?
Despite trying to reverse an attempt to obliterate the words following “St Paul” on the card reproduced above, the Church Mouse (who can hardly claim to be a serious scripture scholar, but does have some ways with search engines) has been unable to pinpoint the source of the quotation attributed to St Paul. So keen is the Mouse to establish that the quotation is not a fabrication that cheese will be offered to the first reader who can identify chapter and verse.