A brief comment on The Parable of the Nativity Set
This was an experiment in a different way of preaching from Christmas Morning. It was inspired in part by the book, “The Ethiopian Tattoo Shop” which contains some weird and wonderful modern parables.
The germ of the story came from a Midnight Mass sermon I happened to find on a blog I was enjoying.
As a prayer activity, after sharing the story, we all took plasticine and made a small model of ourselves, with all our imperfections, to add to the crib scene at the front of church, then made another figure to represent someone else we wanted to bring to God in prayer, and added them too, so we made our own mismatched nativity scene, of which we were all a part.