Rev Dr Rob Marshall, Priest at St John the Evangelist, Welwyn Garden City

We need to do more than offer ThoughtsAndPrayers for the people of Ukraine. ThoughtsAndPrayers are all very well but, as we all know, the Invisible Magic Friend doesn’t pay any attention to them. Clearly we need to go beyond ThoughtsAndPrayers. We need to actually do something. That’s right. As well as ThoughtsAndPrayers, we need some action. It’s time to stop mouthing empty platitudes about ThoughtsAndPrayers. The time for ThoughtsAndPrayers is over. As the Hebrew prophets said when they so accurately foretold the invasion of Ukraine, “Stop just talking about ThoughtsAndPrayers and get out there and make stuff happen.”

Somebody, somewhere, should do something. Such as…

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

On a day like today, we really need an extra special Thought For The Day. That means wheeling out the real big hitter. No trainee vicars or nebulous eastern mystics will do on a day like this. Yes, it is I, live and in person, the one and only Supreme Leader of the Worldwide Anglican Communion, here to bring the kind of special insight that only I can deliver. I will bring you words of comfort and reassurance. I will show you the way ahead. Listen to what I have to say.

Jesus said, “Whatever.”