Neil of The Oil Lamp laments a decline he’s noticed in the celebration of Harvest Festival. I can’t say I’ve noticed that myself. But I do share his deeper concern about the rise of food banks in Britain. These seem to be springing up everywhere, and are being well-supported by local churches.
Of course, it is a fine thing that Christians are actively helping those in need in this way. But it is a disgrace that in our so-called civilised nation, so many families need private charity to supply their most basic needs.