Here’s what I had to say in the pulpit yesterday:
When I was young, Christmas was pretty much the same every year at our house. The morning would comprise of morning worship and after that there would be lots of driving to pick up older relatives so that the family might be together at Christmas.
Eventually gathered together around a specially prepared festive table we would eat and manage to get through vast quantities of food before listening to the Queen at three o’clock. And then and only then, unwrapping presents.
The thing that I want to remember today is one of my older maiden aunts. Actually a great aunt, who was always with us at Christmas.
The thing I remember was something that she used to say as we prepared to tuck into the food, glorious food, that my mother had prepared.
“Do you know,” said that maiden aunt each year, [Read more...]