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My soul sings in gratitude.

I’m dancing in the mystery of God.

The light of the Holy One is within me

and I am blessed, so truly blessed.

 

This goes deeper than human thinking.

I am filled with awe

at Love whose only condition

is to be received.

 

The gift is not for the proud,

for they have no room for it.

The strong and self-sufficient ones

don’t have this awareness.

 

But those who know their emptiness

can rejoice in Love’s fullness.

It’s the Love that we are made for,

the reason for our being.

It fills our inmost heart space

and brings to birth in us, the Holy One.

from John Shelby Spong’s website “A New Christianity for A New World”  19 Dec 2007

 

Topics: Devotional and Worship & Liturgy. Seasons & Special Events: Advent and Christmas. Texts: Luke. Resource Types: Poetry and Readings.

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