Daily Archives: 19 December, 2016

Christmas Eve – Christmas Day 2016

Christmas Eve
BIRTH AND DISORDER
Lk 2:1-14, (15-20)
We anticipate
a birth, not the disorder
it accompanies.
 
In our relating
the further distant we are
the less its impact.
 
A birth narrative
of inn, angels and shepherds
bears deeper meaning.
 
But is much of that
meaning lost under swaddling
wrapped age upon age?
        Jeff Shrowder, 2016.
 
 
 
Christmas Day 1
UNWRAPPING 1
Lk 2:(1-7), 8-20
A baby is born:
family life upended,
a new pecking order.
 
A birth narrative
of inn, angels and shepherds
bears deeper meaning.

 
How then to unwrap
the deeper swaddled meaning
for hearers today?
        Jeff Shrowder, 2016.
 
 
 
Christmas Day 2
UNWRAPPING 2
(John 1:1-14)
The Word became flesh
and lived among us, one of us,
full of grace and truth.
 
How then to unwrap
the deeper swaddled meaning
for hearers today?

        Jeff Shrowder, 2016.
 
 
 
  More for Christmas Eve …
 
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