Happy New Year everyone. This is the sketch that Peter and I did on Christmas Day, if anyone is interested 🙂
The Saturday after Christmas in a well-known high street shop:
Man: I would like to return this please.
Shop Assistant: Ah right you are sir, do you have a receipt?
Man: Err… no it was given to me as a gift…
SA: Oh well – let’s have a look – What’s this???
Man: It umm… well… it’s err – the Baby Jesus.
SA: Oh, I see! You mean God made Flesh come down to earth in human form that we might know God’s eternal love for all of us?
Man: That’s the one.
SA: Right you are sir, and exactly what is wrong with the Baby Jesus?
SA: Wrong colour perhaps?
Man: No, no, not at although, although I must say I was a bit surprised to find that he was Jewish.
SA: Yes people always are sir.
Man: But it’s just…
SA: You’ve already got one?
Man: No I haven’t, in fact I’ve been meaning to get a saviour for years, but… he’s just not what I was expecting.
Man: I mean – he’s a baby!
SA: That’s right sir, indeed the Son of God is only available here on earth as a poor helpless child.
Man: Exactly, I mean that’s not God is it? How can this here be God and a baby at the same time? I mean it doesn’t make any sense.
SA: That’ll be the mystery of the incarnation, sir.
Man: You what?
SA: The ineffable mystery of God incarnate.
Man: I have no idea what you are on about.
SA: No sir, they never do.
SA: Right sir, I’m afraid I can’t refund you, as this is a gift, given to you, I might add by the grace of God himself, but I can offer you goods in exchange. So what will it be? A Tardis playset and remote control Dalek?
Man: Yeah – go on then – that’ll do.