Tadhg’s Journal: Shock Horror! Can You Help?


Tadhg’s Journal: Short and sweet, and humorous today, I think. Here’s an opportunity my fellow Celtic, Christian, Druid friends to do something for the community, by keeping our eyes peeled to solve this most heinous crime.

Shock! Horror!

In Perth in Scotland, where they have a full-sized nativity scene at this time of the year – yes, a life-sized statues of Mary and Joseph, a donkey and an angel at least adorn the front of the church, it was reported that for the second year running, the life-sized baby Jesus had been stolen!

How awful!

The BBC reported that Anne Chat, who serves as an elder at the church, said: ‘Last year someone stole the doll from the display too, but it turned up again a while later. It just seems to be something that people do these days, it’s a shame.’

Now this is serious!

So where is the humour in all this. Well, the BBC story continued, and quoted the local police who had said that some eye-witnesses had noticed three young men in the area that night, acting suspiciously.

Three, you say? Young men? Acting suspiciously?

Hmmm, the men in the area, acting suspiciously? Could it be…..? These men are also  described as wearing black clothing, and carrying rucksacks.

Could it be…..? No. But, you never know?

Hmm, I’m wondering if I should telephone the Perthshire police with the names of these three young men, these ne’er-do-wells? You see, I feel  sure they go by the names Balthasar, Melchior and Gaspar. And the contents of the rucksacks? It wouldn’t surprise me if they each had a ‘stash’ of  gold, frankincense and myrrh, perhaps?

Should I inform the police? What do you think?

But, then again, I’ll let the police work it our for themselves as they might think I’m just a wee bit frivolous. As if? Meanwhile, if you do come across this missing life-sized baby Jesus doll, please let the Perthshire police know. The BBC report concluded: Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

PS: Those are genuine UK police telephone numbers.

PPS: (Irony follows) If it is the Magi that have stolen the baby Jesus doll, this wouldn’t have happened if we had taken back control of our borders, or built a wall, or insisted that foreigners register. Just a thought!


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