It started as an innocent-sounding phone call. I owed £7.09 to my telephone company provider. As I pleaded my ignorance of such a debt, it became more menacing. Unless i paid the debt immediately my landline would be cut off. Many of my contacts are only through the landline, including the doctor. No phone, no doctor, serious. In the event I didn’t give any information over the phone and surprise, surprise, my phone wasn’t cut off.

As I shared this incident with my friends, one quoted Proverbs to me (I don’t know how she found it so quickly.) ‘A foul finds pleasure in wicked schemes, but a person of understanding delights in wisdom. What the wicked dread will overtake them, what the righteous desire will be granted. When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stands firm for ever.’ Proverbs 10: 23-25. The Bible has words for every occasion, what a comfort!