Thursday, December 05, 2019

First Thursday of Advent

“For lo, the one who forms the mountains, creates the wind,
    reveals his thoughts to mortals,”  Amos 4:13a

we strain to understand
where you are in these times,
noticing your joy in
the giggles of kids
wrapping presents
behind closed doors;
feeling your tenderness
in the paper-thin hands
of our grandparents;
hearing your passion
for justice in the cries
of those who stand in
the shadows of those
rushing by to spend more

© 2019 Thom M. Shuman

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