IF the increasing secularisation of our society really is best for us all, then why is the country in such a downward spiral of moral and social decline?
The problem with the Christian faith is that it expects believers to behave in ways that are best for the individual, best for the community and best for the world and that requires a change of heart and mind, which few are now willing to seriously consider.
As we enjoy our Easter holiday and the brilliant spring displays of blossom and new life, perhaps more of us should reflect on whether or not there is a loving God who wants the very best for us.
Apparently, at least 50 per cent of the UK still has some measure of Christian faith and, in Worthing, we have a rich mix of more than 50 churches, (www.worthingchurches.org.uk), who will have been celebrating and thanking God for what he has done for each of us through the death and resurrection of Jesus on that first Easter.
If we who do believe in God could be a bit more enthusiastic about taking our faith out of our churches and into our communities, helping those in need and sharing our faith, perhaps we could expect to see some measure of spiritual reawakening and begin a progressive reversal of our worst adverse social trends.
Cliff Richard when challenged on TV about his personal faith said: “Well, if I am wrong and there is no God, then when I die I have lost nothing! But if you don’t believe there is a God and you are proved wrong when you die, you will have lost everything!”