We journey through Advent
our reasonable, ordered lives
conforming to the social boundaries
set around layer by layer.
we are caught by moments and circumstances
which are not as they seem:
with their prospect of embarrassment,
Yet in this shame,
is wrapped God’s hope for the world:
God with us
in an unexpected way.
© Jeff Shrowder, 2010 (revised 2013).
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