"And so I found myself sitting in a prison cell, politely thanking the police officer for bringing me a Bible, but telling him this one was no good. "Why?" said the officer. "Because I'm blind and unless it's in Braille, its no good to me whatsoever.""
The late Professor John Hull, Theology tutor at The Queen's Foundation, Birmingham, where I trained for ordained ministry.
John was giving a lecture on prophetic witness and telling us the story of when he was arrested for peacefully protesting against nuclear armament at a weapons manufacturing factory in the North. He'd handcuffed himself to the fence and sat patiently and quietly protesting. The police officer who arrested him was polite, apologised for having to arrest him, and was continually thanked by John for his manners and kindness throughout the ordeal.