Parliamentary St David’s Day

by Richard on February 29, 2008

Welsh politics blogger David Cornock noticed a significant omission in the Commons’ celebration of St David’s Day

Welsh Secretary Paul Murphy read the lesson at a service in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft.

He read from Matthew 5: 1-12, and it was well worth checking against delivery.

For some reason, Mr Murphy omitted the sentence “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God”.

An inadvertent slip or perhaps Mr Murphy is back on message now he’s part of the Government that took the decision to invade Iraq.

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DH 02.29.08 at 9:29 pm

Unless you believe that removing Saddam from power is a peacemaker action in that a non-peacemaker is removed from power. So “blessed are the peacemakers” can be looked at with regard to the removing of Saddam in pwer because Saddam is not a peacemaker.


Beth 03.01.08 at 1:38 am

Two wrongs don’t make a right. Showing violence towards violent people is not the same as making peace.

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