I met and had coffee recently with a clown. Although now retired he still appears at various events despite being quite unwell. He manages to make people laugh despite what I soon realised was his own personal unhappiness. Here was a person who exemplified the clown who despite appearances to the contrary was a very sad person. In fact despite his jokeness his eyes betrayed his underlying sadness yet he kept up the illusion of a man full of fun. As soon as his make-up goes on he takes on a different persona, he becomes transformed; the sadness is still there but it is now hidden from the world and he becomes the clown that everybody loves.
20th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
This morning I presided at St. Augustine’s. Due to holidays we were a little short of servers and our choir was a bit depleted but they still managed an anthem. Attendance was quite good with quite a few children. To read a bit about my sermon go here