His Grace The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of all England

My Dear Flock

The main ingredient today is based around a fantastic pope. Add generous amounts of the poor, invisible and indispensable. The sort of people who are certainly not invited on Thought For The Day.

Sprinkle with just a hint of blessing, inter-dependence, care and kindness.

Add a generous dressing of reality, repentance, justice and forgiveness.

Serve on a bed of relationship, dignity and value, in our households, our neighbourhoods, our cities and our regions, our nation and the world.

Add a side of hope, wonder, love and gratitude with the gift of creation (but carefully remove the creation of viruses first).

And that is my diverse and beautiful word salad for you this morning. Join me at half past eight for an extended list of absolutely gorgeous words in this otherwise wicked, secular, hedonistic radio programme.