Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Like a child



You came to us as a child, vulnerable and defenseless, and it's as a child I must come to you this Advent, this Christmas. But not just any child, for most look among the tree's, tinsel, presents, and some event look for you in the 'nativity scene'. But you are not to be found there .....no you are the vulnerable and defensless one and it is amoung them that you are still to be found.

Oh that I could be that kind of child - vulnerable and defensless, able to lay aside my cares and possesions so as to find you were you are and not where I'd want you to be.

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postliberal said...
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postliberal said...

"...vulnerable and defensless, able to lay aside my cares and possesions so as to find you were you are and not where I'd want you to be."

Well put. It's perhaps one of the most admirable and wonderful characteristics of children is the relative lack of filtering. They approach experiences and the world with openess and eager receptivity, ready to recieve whatever they come across. I pray we might become more like that, less calculated.