Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year's Day 2013

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us." So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. Luke 2:15-21

A New Year

We have names given
by angels and mortals
we are born again
with each new day.

The sky explodes with light
the winds whips through trees
we are being cleansed
made ready for a new beginning.

Darkness has prevailed
we have given into greed
but we are still soft clay
remolded for love.

Light comes earlier day by day
strength returns hour by hour
music begins to filter in
brightness and joy cannot be denied.

There is a song beginning
a sweet melody of possibility
and tender sproust of hope
waiting only for our care.

May we plant tender seeds this year
burying the past so deep
letting the healing begin
by tending the garden of love.

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