“The past is steeped in shame
But tomorrow's fair game
For a life that's fit for living
Good morning Britain”
- From Good Morning Britain by Aztec Camera
One of those bizarre moments this morning. On the school run I had just dropped off my daughters and had had enough of pop radio. Switching to my CD Fleetwood Mac came chiming in and I thought, “I have been listening to them for a couple of weeks I’ll just flick on Chris Evans.” What is Evans playing at that very moment? What are the chances? Yip, Fleetwood Mac! As Sad Angel from their brand new Extended Play ep finished Evans asked what the public thought the tune was a copy of? It was a theme from this morning’s show. Evans thought it sounded just like Good Morning Britain by Aztec Camera.
I am a fan of Aztec Camera but never warmed to this tune. This morning was different. On this week when Northern Ireland hosts the G8 Summit and I am involved in the IF Campaign to put pressure on those leaders to end world hunger, these lines kicked into my morning brain. There is a deep shame that we have gotten to 2013 and still not ended world hunger. That humans have concentrated their minds on so many other things and left so many hungry and starving is actually very hard to fathom. The achievements of human endeavour are many and great but the shame that other things have been more of a priority than ending world hunger. Words fail!
And yet tomorrow and the future is open to us; fair game! The Christian faith that I believe is all about ridding the shame of the past and living for a better, redeemed future. It is time to rid ourselves of the same and find a life fit for living for all. World leaders this is a call to you all. May your days on Loch Erne have you wake up to a Good Morning... Britain, America, France, Italy, Germany, Canada, Japan, Russia!! Tomorrow is fair game!