1st January 2017 – Christmas 1A

(Matthew 2:13-23)
They fled to Egypt
away from persecution
in the dead of night.

There they lived safely
until oppression ended
in their home country.

Seeking asylum
others flee, only to find
off-shore detention.

Human rights abused,
no safe home to return to,
how do they endure?

How long, O Lord, how long?
        Jeff Shrowder, 2017.
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