Often by putting a thought into a sentence and then creating a second sentence with the position of the verb and adjective switched we get a message of wisdom.


Take for instance the quote, “The duty of the church is to comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable”, attributed to Michael Ramsey.


“to comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable” has also been used to describe the duty of a newspaper and to be the job of good fiction. It was also used as the title of a song by the punk group Dead to Me.


Can you think of other examples?
One for “the presence of the congregation” may be fun.