Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Baby Jesus, Manger Boy

"But I don't look like a sun"
a young star still wrapped in swaddling
veils said.

To which I replied,

"But you will, my dear... so don't worry. Don't fret"

Baby Jesus
Manger boy
wrapped in swaddling cloths
not looking much like a King
even less like God
and yet
the light could not be kept
under wraps
and shone
for all the world to see

we too
each of us
called to be the light of the world
called to shine

we may struggle
a bit
and sometimes the light
may be under wraps

but we should make no mistake
the sacred in us will win. . .
or at least, can win
if we are willing

to shine

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