Wednesday, 6 December 2017
Kris Kringle Fail
My regular readers might remember that earlier this year I became responsible for the seniors group at my church.
It was a small group to start with and some days our numbers dropped to a very discouraging three or four people as winter flus, mental health issues and other concerns took their toll. A few more have been coming along as the weather has warmed up and today, the last meeting of the year, everyone was there.
Despite being the "leader" of the group, I had no idea everyone would bring a Kris kringle gift. It had crossed my mind to organise a gift swap but we had one for the "birthday morning" only a few weeks ago and I decided against another. Oh well.
There was Christmas cake and shortbread at morning tea and Liam came along to play guitar for carol singing. I gave a short talk about biblical figure Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist.
I brought along a borrowed book to return to it's owner and she told me it wasn't a loan but a gift. It wasn't so long ago that the same woman made a remark so cutting that I had to repair the damage with the best part of a pack of chocolate biscuits (and there was I thinking I wasn't an emotional eater)
Her apparent change of heart was a compliment to rival many others.