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Feather's Miscellany: Christmas Cards

“What of Gpd this Christmastide?’’ asks John Waddington-Feather.

The cards which straddle walls and shelves,
with Father Christmases and elves,
and reindeers, robins, Yuletide bells,
and all the rest which cast their spells:
the year-end partying and booze,
the after-Christmas-dinner snooze,
which ease the winter to expectant spring
and all the joy that Easter brings.

But what of God this Christmastide?
Are those who care to peep inside
and read the glitzy greetings there
within each card, are they aware
that Christmas is when God to earth
came down, and Mary gave Him birth
as one of us, our Saviour and friend;
a God who loved us to the end;
redeemed us dying on a cross –
real and near - no Yuletide gloss?

John Waddington-Feather ©


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