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    20 December 2015 – Incarnation

    20 December 2015 – Incarnation
    November 22, 2015 Hazel Parsons


    20 Dec 2015


    The world holds its breath
    – so we should like to think-
    For this is the time when we

    Remember the journey of Joseph and Mary,
    Remember the Birth,
    Remember the Gift-
    God Incarnate
    In humanity.

    But sadly, Father,
    The world does not hold its breath.
    Precious holy places
    Are not scenes of hope and salvation
    As we see them.
    War and starvation, flight and fright
    Will be features of the news this week
    As they were so long ago.

    In our celebration and our joy;
    In our exchange of greetings, gifts and cards,
    In our singing and our feasting,
    Let us hold in love and trust those
    Whose lives, having little joy
    Are precious in your sight.

    You call us to worship
    With humility and love
    Around the manger where
    Shepherds kneel in homage,
    Adoration and obedience;
    And our lives join with all who,
    Loving you,
    Rapt in wonder.

                                 Hazel Parsons

    Reading. Isaiah 52:7-10
    StF. 176. Like a candle flame