Bishop Stephen’s Christmas Sermon 2015

Chelmsford Cathedral

"There was no room at the inn. That's one of the first things small children learn about the Christmas story. Many learn very little else. Nevertheless, it stands as a powerful sign of what we do when God comes knocking. We draw the curtains. Check the locks. Put the chain across the door. Set the alarm. Pull up the drawbridge. Make excuses. Say we’re busy. Pretend we’re out. Ask him to go somewhere else. Peek through the net curtains to check he’s gone somewhere else..."

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