Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Christmas Invitation

A time to push aside the curtain of glitter
that wraps us in a haze of
sentimental astonishment
robbed of simple
awe and wonder at
God's simplicity -
a child, born to die
to save, to heal, to deliver
simply on a cross.

A time to embrace the chorus
that rises above the cacophony of
babel decked in
consumerism and bottom lines
driven by fear and greed
still missing
God - with us forever.

A time to go out in full surrender
to worship with our lives,
all that we have,
with the simple dwelling in
the fields of life
away from the center
yet close to God
and the angels.

Peace on earth.

by Claire Smith

Image: Danilo Rizzuti /
Loving God, Loving Neighbor
Developing Faithful Leaders for a Diverse Church and World Now and in the Future

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