|A message to the|
|Leggatt's Point Presbyterian Church|
Dear Friends in Christ,|
Historically, our Church was a center of spiritual and moral guidance. As you no doubt know, the influence of protestant churches, particularly in the western world, have declined markedly over the last 30 years. Unfortunately, the Leggatt's Point Presbyterian Church has followed this trend flawlessly. Due to internal "laissez-faire" attitudes and passive inactivity towards our Church, insidious organizations are progressively taking over control of the Church and its property. With the decrease in membership, attendance and interest in religion generally and church activities in particular, these groups are given free and unfettered use of the property to exchange or sell their products and wares.
For some unknown reason, the Church authorites (chosen by the Lord to take care and administer His Edifice), allows total strangers with no connection with the Church whatsoever, whose intentions are questionable at best, to pass over, circulating and use the property for their personal interests, without the least restraint or limitation. Questionable illicit activities such as nudism, masterbation in front of young women, and other more Machiavellian acts seems to be quite acceptable to those authorities.
In certain societies, the secred grounds of their ancestors are protected against these depravities, even to the point where guards are used, displaying a very considerable respect for those departed. Unfortunately, in the Leggatt's Point Presbyterian Church graveyard, no such respect exists. These strangers walk with their pet dogs over the graves of our ancestors, who relieve themselves against the closest gravestone, without a worry, without a care. Due to a total uncontrolled access, these strangers install tents, put the entire area at risk by their uncontrolled camp fires, pass the night, and on leaving, enrich us with their garbage and excrement.
Rather than radiate an aura of peaceful spiritual and moral security, our church has created it own victims due to its inactivity and indifference. I am exeragerting, you think? Take our neighbour, an example among numerous others, whose tent-trailer was stolen within the shadows of the Church. The perpetrators had only to park on the wide-open, unattended and uncontrolled Church property, observing quietly what could be easily take away the moment the surroundings neighbours were sleeping or absent. Our Church must be a place of peace, of prayer, of meditation. But remember, Jesus drove out the vendors and money-changers and overturned the tables (John 2:15). Why is nothing being done?
Faithful contributors, you who so kindly bestow your wealth on such a worthy cause, do you know if your generosity is being used to preserve and maintain our religious heritage, or, on the contrary, are you contributing directly towards the extinction of the church, what it represents, its moral and spiritual values? Inexpensive solutions are at hand for the respect and security of all, for the future of our collective heritage. Your philanthropic gesture is the potential that will preserve the peace, the calm and the continuity of Leggatt's Point Presbyterian Church.
Gilbert R. Bossť & Lise DeschÍnes,
Metis Beach, QC.,
August 6st, 2002.
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