A knock on the door

Bampfylde- Moore Carew was an eighteenth century Cornish man who used to dress up as a vagrant and knock on the door of all his rich friends houses when they were having a Christmas party. After he was thrown a chop to eat he would disclose himself to the annoyance of his erstwhile friends.

Philbert is a Ugandan who came to study theology at Selly Oak Colleges. Newly arrived in England he went for a run and it began to rain. In Uganda when it rains you go to the nearest house and knock on the door and are given shelter. Philbert knocked on the door of a house and the owner would not let him into his house and called the police.

Krish Kandiah was the speaker at the ChaplaincyPlus carol service is a foster carer. He spoke of a time when police knocked on his door at 2 am, asking him to look after four children who did not have a home. He offered them warm chocolate drink and gave them a bed.

Mary and Joseph knocked on many doors in Bethlehem and were not let in until they were offered a place in a stable.

Are we ready for a knock on the door?

It is never expected.

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14th Dec 2017 Posted in: Linked Blog Posts by Anthony Collins
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