The Queen is the ultimate example of Christian leadership in this time of plague

These are not easy times for religious believers. On the BBC Radio 4 Today programme yesterday – Good Friday – Hylton Murray-Philipson was interviewed by Nick Robinson. Mr Murray-Philipson, who is 61, had just been clapped out of the ward in Leicester Royal Infirmary having recovered, after six days in intensive care, from Covid-19. The “guard of honour” was a tribute in part to the fact that Mr Murray-Philipson’s mother and sister had also been ill with the disease, and that having been on the verge of death himself, he had not been able to attend his own father’s funeral.

Robinson asked him about his time in intensive care. Mr Murray-Philipson said: “One of the very powerful images I had was the image of Jesus calming the storm on the Sea of Galilee and that just came to me and I like to think that it was Jesus Christ coming to me and helping me in my hour of need.”…









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