There are lessons to be learnt from our children, if only we could be as open and as innocent as they are, this world may be a better place.
Recently, the Sunday School program planned (although I use that word loosely in their case) a pageant for the Christmas Season, to perform the Nativity after the Sunday morning mass. We showed up on Saturday for what we thought was the first rehearsal, with my daughter thinking she would be a shepherdess, only to realize that it was to be the ONLY rehearsal, and that since the girl who was slated to be Mary was absent, they asked Miriam if she would substitute. Needless to say I was livid, but my daughter was overjoyed to be part of the pageant, and looked forward to playing the part of Mary.
So, her shepherd staff went to Joseph, and we had to ask my mum for an outfit for her (my mother runs St Jude’s Playgroup, and they carry on the Nativity Pageant every year, so the basics for the costume were there) 🙂
The adults who were supposed to be organising the pageant should be chastised (the ladies who actually conducted the rehearsal and executed the pageant were not the original organisers, and they pitched in and did all they could for the children), and ashamed of themselves, but the children who pulled off a last minute pageant that went almost flawlessly, should be more than proud of themselves, and their parents should be equally proud of their children, I know that I am proud of them, especially my daughter (I am very biased) 🙂
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Boy! We dragged together a poem in a day also because the priest and Concert organisers think when you hear the concert announced at church is a good time to tell the Sunday School teachers!!
The Nativity play always blesses the children, little miracles everyone…
Indeed, Cynthia, children are the miracle of Christmas, often overlooked in all the hustle and bustle.
Season’s Greetings , Michael. I look forward to your blogs in 2 013 & pix too. warm regards from the cold Pennines Moors in Lancs., UK.
Thanks Neville!!!! Always good to have the encouragement!
One year your Mom and Dad were Mary and Joseph at Sacred Heard Church Christmas eve night pageant . Must have been Nick who was baby jesus. I think she looked the part.
I remember that year, so I think maybe it was Joan Ann who was Baby Jesus 🙂