Monday, December 20, 2010
Shepherd girl in a hectic world
Fast forward seven years.
The 6th, 7th and 8th graders had to pose for an hour outside the church. Katie and another shepherd girl remained quiet as told, but talking, gum chewing, baby Jesus passing, giggles and who-knows-what-else could be observed by this keen parent (and others, too). Here are some comments I heard from attendants:
"I have never seen such unhappy faces up there."
"I don't think they made gum back then."
"Is this it?"
Well ~duh~ with prepubescent teens, YES! Unfortunately, they are not in preschool anymore.
Considering only a handful of volunteers showed up and some of the kids were not too thrilled to be there, I think they did pretty well. I commend them for taking time out of their busy schedules to sit still and share the joy of Jesus' birth. After all, without Him, there would be no Christmas.
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Nice post. What a difference ages make and I commend them too ;) ~ great way to point out the positive reason for Christmas and recognizing the love and effort.
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