Friday, 6 January 2012

Seeing the light


We can't be sure there were three of them
We can't be sure they were men
And they don't seem to have been particularly wise
stirring up a political storm
causing havoc in their wake
and untold grief
at the slaughter of innocents.
Condemning the Holy family
to life as refugees
their gift about which we rarely speak
choosing to focus instead
on the gold, frankincense and myrrh.
And yet perhaps that gift of flight
was as significant as any other
in determining the affinity
that God laid down
with suffering, oppressed humanity
unlocking the way
that all might see
that God was - and is
one of us.
Liz Crumlish Epiphany 2012

1 comment:

Beth said...

"What if God was one of us . . . "

Lovely, dear friend.

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