Thursday, December 25, 2008

Mystery of Birth

Whether Jesus was Messiah
is a matter for theologians.
I love the celebration of his birth.,
Baby born outside propriety,
in humble circumstances,
baby who grew to teach, heal,
reform, lead, change, comfort.
Every babe I see, born outside
propriety, in humble circumstances,
or in perfect propriety sucking
silver spoon, I think of baby Jesus,
and I know each babe could be
teacher, healer, leader, reformer.
Can't know. Beautiful mystery of birth.

Victoria Hendricks - December 25, 2008