Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Second Tuesday of Advent

Read 1st Thessalonians 5:12-28; Luke 21:29-38

        at all times

keep your eyes wide
    in every moment,
    in every place:

where those who
are called heroic,
    share their socks
    with those who
        have cold feet;

where teachers keep
enough patience on hand
    for every fidgety child,
        for every inquisitive mind
        filled with never-ending

where those who have
put in double shifts
    for the last two weeks,
    stop at the 24/7
            prayer room
        before hitting the sack;

where those whose
arms, legs, hands
    are corded with
        sculpted muscles,
    pick up knitting needles
    to make scarves and mittens
            for the homeless;

for when these things
    can the kingdom
be far behind?

© 2010  Thom M. Shuman

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