Beacon of hope

Christmas – birth of Jesus

Beacon of hope

Amid the seemingly hopeless

Human condition

 

War, hatred

Lack of compassion

Crimes of abuse

God’s image

Filled with dignity

Minimised

Ignored

Humanity cries out

For relief

 

And yet

We’ve had our answer

In the person of Jesus

To show

We can do it, too

Love

Compassion

Empathy

‘God with us’

 

Such other-centredness

Builds relationship

In a daily sense

Far from the harsh words

And withering stares

That can be endured

On the personal battlefield

 

So we need to remember

The timeless and timely wisdom

That we are in God’s presence

In you

In me

With us

Now and always

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