Goodbye, dear, and Amen
An address by Canon Adrian Daffern
The Feast of St Mary Magdalene, Sunday 22nd July 2018
So good bye, dear, and amen
Here's hoping we meet now and then
It was great fun
But it was just one of those things.
Cole Porter, from the musical Jubilee © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
"Goodbye, as you know from my article in the Woodstock and Bladon News, is short for ‘God-be-with-you’. And Amen, as you all know anyway, roughly means ‘so be it’. So ‘goodbye, dears, and amen’ might be a pretty good text for today. And it has really, truly, been great fun. But by no means can it be said to have been ‘just one of those things’."