The Wanderer

As I walked through the wilderness of this world …

‘Twas the Sunday pre-Christmas: a cautionary tale

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‘Twas the Sunday pre-Christmas, and all through the church,
On the laps of their parents the children did perch.
All sitting agog in great anticipation
Of the visiting preacher’s pre-sermon oration.

(For this was a place where the children receive
Their own little talk and then promptly they leave,
And the preacher is left with a half-congregation –
But that’s not my point in today’s proclamation.)

And so I began to compare and contrast
With an image I hoped would be sure to stick fast,
Between God and his goodness in giving his Son
And the myth of the Chubby and Red-Suited One.

Read the rest of this cautionary tale.

Written by Jeremy Walker

Monday 16 December 2013 at 14:59

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  1. ah, you genius. thanks for doing my children’s talk for me

    Jonathan Hunt

    Wednesday 18 December 2013 at 11:08

    • A pleasure to serve. Just remember it was a cautionary tale.

      Jeremy Walker

      Wednesday 18 December 2013 at 13:40

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