Week 4 Advent into Christmas features special guest, Carolyn Whitehead, member of First Presbyterian Church of Jamestown NY, tells why her "aim is love" - in all things
A Poem for Advent: Week Four: Love stuck
The greatest of these four weeks of waiting is: love.
With all the hope waking, peace-making and joy breaking,
I need the glue of love to make this stick.
I don't want these gifts to disappear like grandma's frosted sugar cookies.
But in that case, at least they would be eaten, consumed, and used to empower the making of many snow angels, building of tall Lego towers, or playing marathon sessions of scrabble while sipping tea.
Please stay love, I don't want youto melt like snow drifts above 35 degrees....
be crumpled like old gift wrapping...
or abandoned on the curb like a used Christmas tree.
One candle for hope.
Two candles for peace. (Inhale/exhale)
Three candles for joy. J-O-Y.
Four candles for love. (Please stick, love, please stick.)
This Advent, I hope for peace and joy: emboldened - empowered and eternally stuck in our hearts by the power of love.
Love - stuck!
Light has grown. Four candles are lit. Illuminating the way with hope, peace, joy and the greatest: Love.
You are the superglue we need.
Copyright 2018 T.L. Eastman
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