Slouching towards Bethlehem

Listen now (12 min) | A final festive Payneful reflection at the end of a disconcerting year. (See below for what to expect over the Christmas holidays.) Just when we thought we were mooching towards a passably standard Christmas, we find ourselves once more (in my part of the world) in a state of covid anxiety. Will we be allowed to gather for Christmas services? Will Christmas lunch go ahead? Will we ever see our relatives again?

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