Little Alice was captivated with the stories of Jesus, especially the eventual death of Jesus on the cross. And she was overjoyed when she was chosen to be an angel in the school nativity play. She learned her lines to perfection.
However, little Alice was known to add her own logic to every situation. So the nativity play was well under way and when it was Alice’s turn to say her lines to Mary, she said: “Don’ t worry, Mary, you will have a lovely baby and you will call him Jesus.” Then she added, “But I wouldn’t get too attached to him because he’ll be gone by Easter.”
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PONDER AND CONSIDER
As one year ends and another one starts, let’s ponder all the joyful and sorrowful mysteries of our own lives. And in doing so prayerfully and playfully … pondering … reflecting … reviewing and perhaps even reframing our lived realities, let’s not get too attached to any of the past chapter of our ever unfolding, unique, sacred biography. All past chapters are only stepping stones that gently move us forward with courage and wisdom, hope and wild imagination into the new year.