Those of you who are familiar with the workings of the Methodist Church will be aware of the three-monthly meetings that a Circuit (which is a geographical grouping of a number of local Societies) holds. In our own Circuit, these meetings are normally 2 - 3 hours long, and depending on the issues at hand, can range from being deathly boring to extremely heated!
But last night's Circuit Quarterly Meeting lasted exactly five minutes - the time it took to open in prayer, set a date for the next meeting, and pronounce the benediction.
Now does this mean that there was no business to discuss? Just imagine - no in-fighting, everyone's needs are being met, the congregations are all happy, and the entire community has been saved and are serving God. Unfortunately, that was not the case - it was just dear old Eskom deciding to flip the switch just as the person leading us in prayer said "Amen".
And for many of the delegates who saw an early night amidst the darkness, the response was "Amen, indeed".
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