Advent Reflections 2020


Wednesday 23rd December 2020 

Sharon’s Christmas Prayer 
She was five,
Sure of the facts and recited them with slow solemnity,
convinced every word was revelation.

She said, 
They were so poor
They had only peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
to eat, and they went a long way from home
without getting lost.

                                              The lady rode a donkey,                             Copyright ©Linda McCauley
       the man walked, 
and the baby was inside the lady.

They had to stay in a stable
With an ox and an ass
but the three rich men found them
Because a star lited the roof,
shepherds came and you could
Pet the sheep but not feed them,
Then the baby was borned,


And do you know who he was?
Her quarter eyes inflated to silver dollars.
The Baby was God.

And she jumped in the air
Whirled round, dove into the sofa,
And buried her head under the cushion 
Which is the only proper response
to the good news of incarnation.
John Shea
The Hour of the Unexpected, 1977

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