Sons of Man

Sons of Man

Linked by blood and common plan,
Two, these greatest sons of man*,
The first came forth to till the land,
The Word sown next, The Lord’s own hand.
~ D.F.

*Jesus and his older cousin, John the Baptist:

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“This is the one about whom scripture says: ‘Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, he will prepare your way before you.’

I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater than John; yet the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”
~ Luke 7:27-28

Live Bright

Live Bright

What will your Christmas be like,
When at last the tree turns to dry?
Beyond plain sight, the spirit hides,
Give to the poor, those lonely inside.
This task attend, on this longest night,
And while it must die,
Your tree lives bright.
~ D.F.

Winter Solstice
December 21, 2013

Big Night

Big Night

Host of angels in garments white,
The heavens awake, dazzling light.
Focus now, pray, get the notes right,
A few days more, the LORD’s big night!
~ D.F.

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And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying:

“Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.”
~ Luke 2:13-14

Pink!

Pink!

Purple the days of watchful waiting,
Solemn our vows, all sins repenting.
Yet this 3rd Sunday, pink sneaks in!
A foreshadow of joy, His Homecoming.
~ D.F.

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Pink is the liturgical color for the 3rd Sunday of Advent, symbolising joy as Christmas approaches.

In the Making

The Making

With patient love, watchful, guarding,
The Eden within her being,
For the Tree of Life, at last flowering,
God-is-with-Us, in the making.
~ D.F.

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“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means “God is with us.”
~ Matthew 1:23