Sunday 5th January – Christmas 2A

My apologies for this post being so late in the week. All manner of things conspired against getting it out earlier, including a dry ‘inspiration reservoir’.

Epiphany is on Monday so I’ve also included something related to that.

JOHN 1:6-18
The Baptiser,
prophet, wilderness-dweller,
man of God,
pointed to the one
whose grace-filled life
shed new light on life,
spoke a new word of hope
and revealed love in all its fullness.
        © Jeff Shrowder, 2014.
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MATTHEW 2:1-12(13-18)
Among the twinkling
wise men in the east discerned
a starry portent.

Observing its rise,
searching, they came with questions
to Jerusalem.

A star of wonder
was for the king a star of fright:
his plotting began.

The star-led wise men
found child and mother: they knelt
and paid him homage.

There in Bethlehem
the wise ones gave kingly gifts:
gold, frankincense, myrrh.

They slept, and dreaming,
found life and light leading them
home another way.
        © Jeff Shrowder, 2014.
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