December 10, 2021

a fox in a wool Christmas sweater (is still a fox)

what
if the

real war

on Christ’s

Mass was not

an already dead

tree set on fire but

a half million dollars

spent on a thirty day

public display in a city

where people lack places to

sleep and country where children

fall victim to senseless acts of violence 

What do we do with Mary’s words

 that God fills the hungry

and sets low the ones in high power?

Can we hear this season where Isaiah 

says feasts and festivals are empty without

mercy, justice and compassion for the

outcasts, the oppressed, the widows

and orphans among us? there is no command

to celebrate the season with Douglas Fir and electric 

lights and a persecution complex. but there is an invitation

to honor God

by seeking

Justice,

loving

Compassion

and living

with Humility