i hate christmas….

i hate christmas,

the false pressure.

the consumerism,

the fake light

demanding superficial lightness of being,

the feeling of Christmassy,

what the fuck does that mean….

depictions of happy families,

snow scenes,

caroling…

how does that speak to the darkness of these days?

into to the bleakness,

the lostness, the heartbreak?

Year after year we mask pressure, accrue debt,

pretend jollity…

year after year we proclaim triumph

as we tell the story of a poor born refugee

fleeing for his life…

what has tinsel to do with this story?

what do baubles say to me

as I seek light in the darkness,

true light on the deepest night,

while in the southern hemisphere fires rage

choking the skies…

where is Christmas here,

where Christ-mass….

only in brokenness

will true light shine,

only in darkness the spark discencerned

flames quenched,

the skies cleared….

love came for this

to renew,

rekindle.

reignite,

refresh.

return….

can we return to love today,

away from Christmassy to Christ- given

Christ-mass, love broken open

for all

only love,

only love….

a new song

About Sally C

How do I describe myself, I am not what I do, (I am a Methodist Minister), I am not who I am related to (I have 5 wonderful children, 2 lovely granddaughters and a grandson). I am a seeker truth, a partaker of life in all it's fullness and a follower, sometimes stumbling, sometimes celebrating of the Christian pathway. I seek wholeness, joy and a connectedness to all things through a deep reconciliation with the God whose love blows my socks off!
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