Anvent 3 - Gaudete Sunday - Joy - Sunday School Nativity... one of my favourite Sundays of the whole year.
The picture is my 'doodle prayer-reflection thing' from yesterday's GPRL focus on nativity and incarnation.
My Doodle was largely inspired by the objects I had taken along that 'is nativity for you'...
I was really struggling to think of an object, and in the end took three...
a checked teat-towel
a birthday candle
a star decoration I had made at an event for international students on Friday evening.
During the sharing time everyone laughed out loud and instantly 'got' the tea-towel, I had to explain the other two - the birthday candle (my sixth birthday was the first time I heard the story of the birth of Jesus via a school 'Christmas play'), and the decoration, which was all about people in our glorious diversity, which seems to me to be at the heart of the nativity.
Today I will enjoy every nano-second of the Sunday School service, and remember my six-year-old self wide-eyed and filled with wonder as I heard the greatest story ever told.