Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas!

And ye, beneath life’s crushing load,
Whose forms are bending low,
Who toil along the climbing way
With painful steps and slow,
Look now! For glad and golden hours
Come swiftly on the wing:
O rest beside the weary road
And hear the angels sing.
Edmund H. Sears, It Came upon
the Midnight Clear
Aging is sly and brutal
and I am unamused
by my body’s betrayal:
Healthy, but flawed
in the way of most things,
it wants more care
than I care to give it.

My spirit is the same.
It waits, impatient,
while I feed it bonbons.

I sit in mindful stillness.
Breathe out (the weary world).
Breathe in (the babe to come).

Listen! The groaning of
this broken world is
being drowned out by
songs of jubilation!
The babe has arrived;
he brings peace on earth
again as he always does.

Shall we follow him?
Dana & Mike Rhyne
Christmas 2020


  1. Wonderful, wonderful, and wonderful again. A blessed Christmas to you and Mike, and to all you love. Those who equate Christmas with parties and shopping may be Scroogish this year, but some of us still can celebrate.


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