Sermon for Christmas Eve 2009 — 13 Comments

  1. I wouldn’t take heed of my very Protestant views!

    I’ve enjoyed your pictures this year very much. You should be asking Bishop Paul for an exhibition.

  2. I can’t even remember how I stumbled into your blog, but I read your Christmas Eve sermon and wondered where you were going with the rugby in August. It all worked out in the end, eh? I’m just a gram, who lost her only child to cancer and am raising my granddaughter alone since the death of my husband as well. No pity. I take e-cations to blogs around the world and stumble onto some wonderful posts. Thought I would stop in and let you know I’ve been here several times. I’m a Catholic, but read a variety of sermons when I get to them. Nice of you to post yours online.

    Next, I’m going to read your Transfiguration sermon. That’s the name of the church I attend – so will be curious to see what’s on your mind about it.

    Have a nice day.

  3. Hi Gram,

    Thank you for your kind words. I think you’re a brave lady. Your blog is very cheerful. I think you would get on with Grannymar, who is on my list of links.

    Don’t judge me by my sermons – I’m not nearly so stern!

  4. Ian, I could never judge any cleric by their sermons alone. I would judge them on how they live them out . . . And I’m not too stern either, though I give the state taxpayers an honest and ethical day’s work. I will check out Grannymar as I hop around the blog universe. Thanks for your kind words about my blog. I’ve only just gotten started, mostly for the techo-fun, but have met some interesting peopl on the way as well!

  5. Aha! As I nearly clicked on Grannymar, I spotted ” Ireland’s most cantankerous auld fella” and went there first . . . because I’m still a blythe spirit!

  6. I have a good friend Richard O’Connor, whom I meet for coffee from time to time to discuss blogging and other pressing world issues. He says Grandad is a terrible rogue.

  7. . . . and yet you have a link to the rogue on your blog?!!! I’m getting a kick out of that! But I read your comment on my blog about the most BEAUTIFUL rendition of ‘It Is Well with my Soul.’

    You hit me over the head with Keillor – that man can sing. I’ll see if I can hunt up an audio online and post a link somewhere. If Horatio Spafford could write that song after loosing four daughters on the ship, then I can sing it after loosing my one and only. I sometimes have to sit at my piano in the middle of the night to remind myself, but in the end, it is always . . . well with my soul!

  8. Hi Gram,

    I edited out the geographical reference points on your previous comment – you were in danger of giving yourself away!

  9. I checked out the Prairie Home Companion archives – it seems a favourite. I think it is a song that people can only sing for themselves. It would not be appropriate for anyone ever to tell someone else that it is a song they should sing; that you should feel able to sing it is a mark of a faith I’m not sure that I would have.

  10. I think you’re right about what what can tell someone to sing or not. People must find the things that buoy them up on their own. Bless you for editng the geo-data from my comment. Bold of me to give myself away, eh? I thought about it and yet, posted anyway. I’m not an excaped convict afterall. But oblique is comfortable at this point in my life. Had some spotlight in time gone by and then cause a TON of unwanted spotlight for others. Perhaps Grandad isn’t the only rogue in the world? (definiton #2, of course, not #1) 😉

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