Tuesday, October 10, 2006

I know it's two months away!

Yes...I do realise that Christmas is a couple of months off...but I just found this wee article in my files...and re-read it - and loved it all over again!

She was five,sure of the facts,and recited them with slow solemnity convinced every word was revelation.She said they were so poor they had only peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to eat and they went a long way from home without getting lost. The lady rode a donkey, the man walked, and the baby was inside the lady.They had to stay in a stable with an ox and an ass (hee-hee) but the Three Rich Men found them because a star lited the roof. Shepherds came and you could pet the sheep but not feed them. Then the baby was borned. And do you know who he was? Her quarter eyes inflated to silver dollars. The baby was God. And she jumped in the air whirled around, dove into the sofa and buried her head under the cushion which is the only proper response to the Good News of the Incarnation.
– John Shea, The Hour of the Unexpected (Allan, TX: Argus Communications, 1977), 68, quoted in The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian Spirituality by Ronald Rolheiser...

I want to respond to Jesus' birth like that again!!!! Blessings friends!


Tom Atkins said...

How lovely! And what a wonderful thing to aspire to!

Thanks too for your kind notes about my blog and poems. Romance? There's none in my life just now, far from it. But romance is my nature and there is much of it in my memory, and much of it in my hopes and dreams. We should all carry that with us.

One of these days I'll figure out how to get e-mail to you, but till then, I do appreciate posts like this one a great deal.


Drive-Thru said...

It is so nice to read what you have to say. It makes me slow down and love life a little more.