Saturday, December 4, 2010

Advent through the eyes of a little girl

I LOVED reading this today...

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, the man walked, and the baby
was inside the lady.

They had to stay in a stable
with an ox and an ass (hee-hee)
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.
That 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 the Incarnation.

By John Shea


I'm waiting for dinner to start.
I'm halfway through my time up here in the mountains
and asking 'how's it going?' right about now is a little like
getting a text with the same question 10 minutes into a first date.

My response to both is the same:
Not sure yet, good...I think. Still here, so that's a good sign.


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