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by David Wilbourne

Breaking the ice

Leading a quiet day at our diocesan retreat house, I surprised myself by acting out the Epiphany theme of humbled kings. I addressed the gathering in the chapel, seated on a rickety wooden throne that creaks with every gesture. Right in the middle of my third talk of the day, however, the throne collapsed into pieces, sending me and my notes sprawling. I picked myself up and nonchalantly resumed, seated on a more reliable, if modest, chair. ...

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