Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Third Wednesday of Advent

Please read John 15:9-11

watching Matthew
writing down every word,
you gently whisper
in his ear,
'don't forget i said
there is a sin line between
heaven and hell';

handing around the box
of hanukkah crackers,
you hold one out to Bart,
and fall down laughing at
the look on his face
when it popped into
a shower
of stars;

you spent all morning
in the kitchen measuring, stirring,
baking the cake,
so you could watch
the epiphany of your friends,
as they tore into
their slices, hoping
to find one of the gifts
of frankincense, gold
and myrrh;

gathering the disciples around,
you sat down and said,
'a Pharisee, a scribe, and a
Sadducee walk into
a bar . . .'

Court Jester,
come to take our hands
and make our dance of
joy complete.

(c) 2009 Thom M. Shuman

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