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Paws for Thought: The Theological Education of Rectory Puppy - Feb

Tuesday, 25 January 2022 18:08


Welcome to the next instalment of the continuing theological education of Jessie (The rectory puppy) under the wise tutelage of Lexie (a wise old dog with formal theological training  and many years’ experience)

Jessie: Yesterday was brilliant!!
Lexie: Indeed, any particular bit?
Jessie: Well, breakfast, walks, treats, dinner, cuddling by the fire and meeting that man and his dog, they were really lucky?
Lexie: Which man and his dog?
Jessie: You know, the dog who spends all day out on a walk and even gets to sleep with his owner.
Lexie: You mean the homeless man and his dog?
Jessie: Yes, they are so lucky?
Lexie: I am not sure I see it the same way, they might be out for a walk all the time, but they have to sleep outside. They don’t have regular meals and life is very tough for them.
Jessie: oh? What do you mean not regular meals?
Lexie: That is what you focussed on? What about sleeping out in the cold?
Jessie: At this time of year?
Lexie: Yes.
Jessie: Even when it’s raining?
Lexie: Yes.
Jessie: We should do something!!
Lexie: Yes, Jesus taught us to care for the poor and homeless.
Jessie: But what can we do?
Lexie: Food is a good place to start.
Jessie: Brilliant, food is always a good place to start.
Lexie: Hmmm, I meant that we could give some food.
Jessie: Oh what food?
Lexie: Well anything that can be eaten easily and doesn’t need a kitchen.
Jessie: Like biscuits?
Lexie: yes
Jessie: And sausages?
Lexie: Perhaps not, they need cooking in an oven.
Jessie: WHAT, you mean on top of being homeless and not having regular meals, they don’t have SAUSAGES!! That is terrible.
Lexie: Yes, well Rev Keir works with a homeless charity in Peterborough and they are particularly asking for Pot noodles, Cereal, Breakfast bars, Crisps, Biscuits, Coffee, Long life milk, Sugar, Pasta pots and Fruit
Jessie: Brilliant – where do we take them?
Lexie: If they are left in the box in Easton church, Rev Keir will take them to those who need them.
Jessie: Is this what you mean when you say we need to “Live God’s Love’
Lexie: Exactly, You are learning so much about faith.