25 December 2003


Not related to Simonize, although my forehead may prove an advertisement therefore.

Our text today is chapter 4, verses 3 and 4:

The food was great, the tree plugged in,
   the meal had gone without a hitch,
Till Timmy turned to Amber and said,
   "Is it true that you're a witch?"
His mom jumped up and said, "The pies are burning,"
   and she hit the kitchen,
And it was Jane who spoke, she said,
   "It's true, your cousin's not a Christian,"
"But we love trees, we love the snow,
   the friends we have, the world we share,
And you find magic from your God,
   and we find magic everywhere,"
So the Christians and the Pagans
   sat together at the table,
Finding faith and common ground
   the best that they were able,
And where does magic come from?
   I think magic's in the learning,
'Cause now when Christians sit with Pagans
   only pumpkin pies are burning.

Dar Williams, Mortal City (1995).