Beware of Christmas family-olatry
I THINK it may be an apocryphal story, but I heard recently of a new curate who expected Christmas Day to be a day off — after all, she said: “Christmas is family time.”
The story is not as unlikely as it might seem. I definitely knew of an ordinand who was horrified to discover that he was expected to attend a “placement” church during his training, instead of his “sending” church, where his wife and children worshipped, because “Sundays are family time”.
Christmas’s falling ...
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