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Reverend Eloise Everrett

1 September

Unfortunately I have had some problems recently which have meant that not everything has been going well for me. Amongst other things one of my friends is avoiding me and I think there has been a misunderstanding between us but I don't want to talk about what it is. And my other friend is busy putting on an exhibition which is very interesting, I think, for people who know about such things.

Anyway I thought it might help me not to dwell on it if I was busy and talking to lots of people about lots of things so I thought I should go out and walk the extra mile to build bridges because lots of people seem to be angry at the moment about different things. And this way I was hoping to bridge troubled water at the same time and spread God's love.

Well, I have knocked on a lot of doors but many people have been out and others are busy so have only been able to speak to me for a few minutes. But all of them said they were looking forward to the Procession of the Holy Lamb.

This is something which I am not so sure about. I know it is an old festival in the village and no-one else does it but some aspects of it (like the figure of the lamb on the float and the chanting) do seem quite Catholic and the Bishop doesn't really like to come - which tells you something in itself.

Anyway, it occured to me that the thing to do was to go where other people are. So I saw a poster for a musical performance at the Ship Inn and went along to see the local popular music group cold shoulder. I have never done that before and didn't really go to that kind of music even when I was young, although obviously I have heard about it.

That made me think. I was expecting it to be loud which it was and that there might be some rather suggestive sexual content which really there wasn't very much of, or at least not as much as I expected, although at one point someone threw a brassiere onto the stage which had some holes in it and there was an argument as one of the young ladies in the audience recovered it and left. I missed most of it and tried to follow the young lady in case she wanted to talk but she walked away from me quickly.

But what made me think was some of the lyrics - at least the ones I could understand. They did not seem very Christian and there were some very unpleasant suggestions in them which people cheered. So I think I will give a sermon at the Procession of the Holy Lamb about this. in the meantime I would like to suggest that you are very careful about letting non-godly things into your daily life. God is not just for Christmas and Sundays.

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