Tuesday, December 06, 2011

the pondering heart . . . look to the heart . . . 12/6/11

Dear Holy Friends,
On the long days, when everything draws your heart away from Christmas. Trials, sorrows, hassles all manage to break the spirit. Maybe it is time to just stop and reflect.
In his Grip, Chandra
Look in the Heart
Is the hustle getting to you
are things decorated,
does shopping make you blue
do you feel frustrated?
Is the line long, mail too slow
prices high, check small?
Is it hard to let angst go,
are you tired of it all?
Then look to the manger
and a young teenaged girl,
riding the donkey, the dangers,
the changes to her world.
Think of the lonely night
when the baby was born,
the new star shining bright
the visitors that morn.
When the days crash in
and materialism attacks,
then we should begin
to see what we lack.
Christmas begins in the heart
and spreads love to all,
the joy only starts
in a manger stall.
~Chandra Lynn Smith, 12/6/11~

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