Eve

‘So this is Christmas

And what have you done

Another year over

And a new one just begun

 

And so this is Christmas

I hope you have fun

The near and dear one

The old and the young

 

A very Merry Christmas

And a happy new year

Let’s hope it’s a good one

Without any fear

 

And so this is Christmas

For weak and for strong

For rich and the poor ones

The worlds is so wrong

And so happy Christmas

For black and for white

For yellow and red one

Let’s stop all the fight

 

A very Merry Christmas

And a happy new year

Let’s hope it’s a good one

Without any fear

 

And so this is Christmas

And what have you done

Another year over

And a new one just begun

And so happy Christmas

We hope you have fun

The near and the dear one

The old and the young

 

A very Merry Christmas

And a happy new year

Let’s hope it’s a good one

Without any fear

War is over, if you want it

War is over now’

 

John Lennon

And, so, we prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus.  We know that he was, ‘wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger, because there was no room for him in the inn.’

We read where he was born in humble and mean surroundings and that he was neither accepted by the religious authorities of his day…nor the government of his time.

Although, ‘the common people heard him gladly,’ when it as was the time of his crucifixion….The mob, when given the choice of the release of him or the robber Barabbas…proclaimed….’Give us Barabbas!’

On this Christmas Eve…we pray for peace and security for our family and our friends and our acquaintances.  The people that we encounter,  that our within our social circle and our bubble and who attend church with us on Sunday morning.  We know that we want the people that; look like us, and think like us, and worship like us…to be covered by God’s infinite grace….…

There was a popular saying, for many years, and there was even a bracelet made from the first letters of the proclamation, ‘What Would Jesus Do?’

When we see the homeless sitting, precariously, on the bar stool…WWJD?

When we see the Muslim being persecuted for their faith…WWJD?

When hispanic children are locked in cages at our southern border…WWJD?

When we love the exclusivity of a narrow and hate filled gospel….How will we feel when we fall out of it’s close parameters?

Could it be that the Christ only loves a minute segment of his creation?  If that is the case….He is biased…just like us….

 

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