Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas candor

When the minister dropped by to say hello to our family on Christmas day when I was in college one year, Christmas was on a Saturday. He said he was planning to be at the church next morning because it was Sunday, but he wasn't quite sure what the service would be about the day after Christmas. He said it was like wondering what to do after the orgasm.

I grew up in a liberal church where transparency and candor were common. My folks chuckled with their mouths dropping and then we all sampled some Christmas cookies before he headed on to the next family of parishioners.

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