But how can they call to for help if they have not understood? And how can they understand if they have not heard the message? And how can they hear if the message is not proclaimed? And how can the message be proclaimed if the messengers are not sent out?
Biblical Paul (Saint Paul for some) called for missionary zeal in his letter to "The Romans" (Chapter 10 verses 14 and 15). In just over three weeks a substantial number from amongst a population of over 600,000 will find their travel around the city of Sheffield significantly changed. South Yorkshire PTE has preached about "improved bus services", a lie so huge that its directors have grown extremely long noses Pinocchio-style. Very few will find any improvement.
fbb is grateful to Man of Kent for his comment on yesterday's blog.
The above are facts of life. But how to deal with the unpalatable side of those facts?
But we can't use that route on a Saturday or a Sunday. Now do we all remember fbb's map?
But Derbyshire's excellent web site gives us both. Here is the November 1st version.
Service 81 - will operate between Stannington, Nethergate and Dore, partially replacing service 70. During Monday to Saturday most daytime journeys will then return from Millhouses to Stannington, Nethergate.
Service 82 - will operate between Stannington, Hall Park Head and Millhouses, partially replacing service 83. During Monday to Saturday most daytime journeys will then return from Dore to Stannington, Hall Park Head.
Please remember, dear reader, that none of this information will be published in hard copy by the PTE. There are now no enquiry offices anywhere in the City.
And are the bus companies providing on-line timetables?
Your buses in Sheffield from 1 November 2015
Full information on all your buses in Sheffield from 1 November 2015
From 1 November there are changes to lots of buses in Sheffield
Click here to see the full bus network and frequency table from 1 November
Services Affected: 25, 35A, 44, 45, 52, 57, 79, 79A, 83, 83A, 87, 88, 120, 122, 123, 265, SL, SL2, SL3
"Full information"? This panel is all that there is! "Click here" - and nothing happens! And fbb is not at all sure when these changes will happen. Some time in November is the rumour. Stagecoach should be brave enough to tell us.
T M Travel
All this company's timetables in place on-line.
And are the bus companies producing timetable leaflets?
Probably not - a deathly silence so far.
And how can they hear if the message is not proclaimed? And how can the message be proclaimed if the messengers are not sent out?
stop press The Travel South Yorkshire version of the November 1st timetable for 271/272 etc. appeared on-line yesterday afternoon. This week's prize is awarded for whoever can work out where the buses go in the city centre.