Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Christmas Thoughts

I know I normally post physical creations and photos,  but today I created my thoughts on my God relationship during this season. Maybe some of you will relate.

My thoughts:

 Christmas 2020

I do not want a pristine Christmas this year. I want Mary, Joseph, and Jesus completely surrounded by the absence of family. I want the scent of blood and afterbirth, and animal sweat and manure ( heavy and dank from a hotelier who had to prepare rooms for an onslaught of  census guests, not to muck out a shed for the birth of the king of kings).I want shepherds with sand and grass clinging to the haste of their sandals, perspiration staining the arms of rough cloaks. And later, I want kings, diminished by an arduous journey, resembling more mendicants than one-percenters. I want the moan of Mary in the cramping  pain of the spent uterus, the dumbness of Joseph, struck by his paternal uselessness, the fumbling mutters of the shepherds still reeling from those loud, blinding angels, and kings, struggling to apologize for gifts not  befitting the scene. I want Jesus, wailing at being dislodged from his throne and embryonic bliss.I want the creator of the world wrapped in ragged strips of cloth, now stained with urine and stool. I do not want a pristine Christmas this year. I want one I know. Come, Emmanuel. l. 

 KKS Moore, December 2020

 

3 comments:

TheCrankyCrow said...

Wow....This is incredibly powerful. I have already read it twice and will need to read several more times to truly appreciate the complete beeauty of it. I do think, though, that this is the Christmas each of us desperately needs this year. ~Robin~

kcmrugs@gmail.com said...

May it come for you♥️

Prims By The Water said...

What a beautiful post! Janice