For those of you wondering what you can do to keep your members from leaving on the 21st may, here's a nifty little design that might just help:
All you need is a handyman in the congregation to knock these up and hopefully, when the 21st comes, you'll have enough member left to pay the parish share.
Mind you, Having read some of the Happy Camper's literature now, I realise that this might be an unnecessary step for those who remain in Church will probably be left behind as they haven't left.
Now I subscribe to the parousia (the rapture) being an event that will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night. It is coming at an unknown time and not even Jesus himself knows the time:
“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only." Matt 24: 36.
So, I don't hold out much hope that May 21st is the date, but it doesn't hurt to be prepared - how are we living our life?
ps. As I was writing this, my Homer Simpson Alarm clock went off with this:
Donuts of the world beware - it's judgement day!
Speak Lord, your servant listens (gulp)