On Wednesday evening we received the decidedly sad news that Jim, our last farmer at St. Paul's, would no longer be bringing the donkey and goats and sheep to our annual Living Nativity. He stated that he was getting too old and so was Cricket the donkey. Jim has done this for more than 25 years and Cricket has logged 20+. We won't talk about what happened to the goats and the sheep!
What a lovely gift to our congregation and community through the years. It's always interesting to see the children make a bee-line for the animals after each Living Nativity performance. Their enchantment is part of the "holy moment" as we honour God's incarnation in Christ.
Thank you, Jim, for the many faithful years and to Cricket and to Goat and Sheep 1, 2, 3....
God's blessing and St. Anthony's too.