Lost Child: a sermon by Norman Allen CBE, delivered at matins on Sunday 30th December 2018 (First Sunday of Christmas).
Love is not a possession, it is a gift, to be given away, and then miraculously it comes back. So it is, or should be with children; they are gifts to be loved, but not to be confined. As they grow towards maturity they should be allowed to find their own ways, with parental love and care in support, – benefits to be relayed to the next generation.
Readings: 1 Samuel 2, 18-20, 26; Psalm 184, Colossians 3, 12-17, Luke 2, 41-52