Last Christmas my church was very excited with our brand new nativity display, which cost $7,000. Oh Yak, it’s so beautiful. All the pieces are made of intricately hand-carved wood and it looked just glorious set up on the altar. It was a real show piece.
But a few days before Christmas when I was alone in the church taking photos of the display, I accidentally broke one of the pieces. I stepped backwards and knocked the little lamb over. It bounced down off the alter and one of its legs snapped off!
Oh Yak, I was devastated! I tried to glue the leg back on, but it didn’t hold. So I had to balance it in place. Every time I went to Mass I was terrified the lamb would just topple over. It felt like I’d somehow desecrated the shrine of the holy birth.
The lamb’s broken leg was finally discovered a few days ago when the display was packed up. People are assuming it was the cleaner’s fault. I’m so racked with guilt, but I can’t tell anyone it was me. What can I do?
With deepest regret,
Leg of Lamb
Dear Leg of Lamb,
You have indeed committed a grave sin (or should that be a gravy sin? lol!). I can tell you’re in a stew over this and you’re worried that you’ll get a real roasting if you’re discovered. But no matter how sheepish you are, you just can’t pull the wool over people’s eyes for too long.
Seriously though, you’re going straight to Hell for what you’ve done. To burn in the Lake of Fire forever.
Hope this helps.
With kind regards,