Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Comforting the Goat

The Methodist's put on a show for their children Sunday night. Sheep, a calf, goats and the Camel stood across the street from my house ready for the children. No person was near the tents as I cooked supper. I heard the bleating of the little goat. All alone in the big tent with UPS trucks and neighborhood traffic speeding by, the little goat cried loud enough for me to hear him above the din of cooking and NPR on the radio.

I gave up. A lonesome and fearful lil' goat sounds like a child in trouble. I left the house, crossed the street to comfort the goat. He jumped down from his perch on a hay bale and leaned against my knee. His heart was beating fast as he quieted down. I stayed with him until a Methodist appeared.

For a City gal, helping a goat is a rare pleasure.

Love,
St.Casserole

14 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

This made me cry. What is wrong with me today?

Simple pleasures...simple comfort

God_Guurrlll said...

I'm crying too. Must be the PMS.

St. C you da bomb!

Lydia said...

What a parable for what it means to follow Christ! Thanks for sharing.

Lydia

revkjarla said...

I adore goats. Poor little thing. I am glad you were there to comfort that lonely one!

Presbyterian Gal said...

I'm circling the edge of tears myself. It must be S.A.D.

Good on you St. Cassie, cooker of dinners and comforter of kids.

zorra said...

Near tears here too. (Must. Not. cry at work!) I love this.

knittinpreacher said...

near tears here too. But good tears.

Songbird said...

Tears here, too. And LP loves this story.

St. Inuksuk said...

What compassion is yours, St. C.
What a comfort to that lonely, frightened creature.
What a comfort to us lonely, frightened creatures that Christ comes to us.
Thanks for sharing and warming my heart and spirit!
You are a blessing.

Mary Beth said...

that'd preach.

Rev SS said...

tears here too ... and joy that I'm not the only one who can't stand any creature being alone, lonely and/or scared!

1-4 Grace said...

You have such a big heart to go and comfort a bleating goat. This touched my heart

DogBlogger said...

Haven't been reading blogs as much as I want to lately, so just saw this. Thank you for comforting the goat. I'm sorry my fellow Methodists did not have anyone stationed there for goat comfort. I would've done the same thing you did.

Miss you. (((St. C.)))

Word verification: stabledo. As in, "That stabledo need an attendant to comfort the goat, don't it?"

Sarah said...

What a beautiful little story! I'm so glad you comforted the little goat, and that you blogged to tell us about it!