Whilst we are all no doubt basking in the joys of Advent I feel it is important to take some time to remember our hardworking brethren, the clergy, for whom this is a time of busyness, hecticness* and overactivity. Among my blogosphere wanderings I have noticed various clergy enduring various seasonal scenarios and tinsular** tribulations.
I don’t have the deep voice to do the ‘Ho, ho, ho’ routine too convincingly, but it all seemed to go well enough, and I made my cheery exit.
It was then that Jane told me that as I left the trousers had fallen around my ankles. I hasten to add I was fully clothed beneath the costume: otherwise perhaps I would have been alerted to the calamity earlier.
I’m sure there are many other clergy bloggers whom we know and love who are undergoing the trials of the season – let’s take some time to bake them a mince pie, leave a nice comment, offer to preach their Christmas day sermon, etc etc etc.
*You try writing your in-depth internet column late at night. It’s not easy let me tell you.
** See above.