This week somebody slid two little brown envelopes under the church door. Inside the two envelopes were two identical notes containing a much-photocopied anonymous handwritten note. (My thoughts of a generous donation were dashed. ) It is a poem and this is what it says:
When Jesus came to Glasgow,
they simply passed him by.
They never hurt a Hair of him,
They only let him Die.
For men have grown more tender
and they would not give him pain.
They only just passed down the Street
and left him in the Rain.
Still Jesus cried, Forgive them
for they know not what they do
and still it rained the Wintry Rain,
that drenched him through and through.
The Crowd went Home, and Jesus
crouched and left the streets
Without a Soul to see,
Against a wall and cried for Calvary.
Well, what do we think of that then? It does have the word ‘OBAN’ written in the top corner underlined twice. Did it come from there? And why was it delivered to me in Falkirk when clearly it is meant for someone in Glasgow?
Tis today’s mystery.