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Fox Christmas Card by Kristen Cavallo
Third Sunday: Shepherds

Read: Luke 2: 8-20

What Does the Fox Say?

You may be familiar with What Does the Fox Say?— one of the latest songs to go viral on the internet. The lyrics state the obvious: Dog goes woof. Cat goes meow. Bird goes tweet and mouse goes squeak. But then the song raises a question with a little-known answer: What does the fox say?

Today, Fox is going to help us see beyond the obvious or well-known parts of the shepherds’ story and help us discover something new.

While one family member reads Luke 2:8-20, have everyone else close their eyes and imagine they are a fox. You are in the field with the shepherds when the angels appear. What do you hear? See? Smell? What do you think? What do you say? Follow the shepherds to Bethlehem and ask these same questions again.

Read the scripture passage through two or three times, if necessary. You may wish to write down what each person shares.

Remember, this imagining is meant to help us experience more than what’s familiar and hopefully uncover some little-known details in the story.

 Fun Fact: The stuttering, throaty noises made by kits- or young foxes- when they play is called gekkering.

 by Kelly Dycavinu


Prayer: Lord, thank You that Your word is living and active (Hebrews 4:12) and fun to explore. Amen.


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