|The Holy Innocents|
|St. John, Apostle & Evangelist|
As we think about these people and the birth of the Lord on Christmas day, it seems that the gospel brings out either the best or the worst in people. And it results in bringing out the worst in what should be the best of people. Today we've seen on the news, monks again brawling over 'territory' in a sacred place, the actual place where Jesus Christ is reputed to have been born. Not good enough brothers! The job's hard enough without such a poor display. Being credible as a Christian is difficult enough in the world today. But such behaviour is a very sad betrayal of those who we've been thinking about and thanking God for in our worship this week. If you want to see the news item it's here It might make you want to laugh. It's not funny, it's pathetic.