Where is God at Christmas (New Poem by Polly Castor)

Where is God at Christmas (New Poem by Polly Castor)

Where is God at Christmas poem

Where is God at Christmas

God is with a virginal young woman.
God is with a man who breaks the law
to marry a possibly adulterous fiancé.
God is with those who are loyal to those they love,
even in difficult, unbelievable circumstances.
God is with the travelers and sojourners.
God is with those who faithfully pay their taxes.
God is with the pregnant.
God is with the humble.
God is with the poor.
God is with the homeless.
God is with the immigrants.
God is with the animals.
God is with the shepherds.
God is with the stars.
God is with the heavenly host.
God is with the wise men from the east.
God is with generous foreigners.
God is with those who dream in their sleep.
God is with those who obey God’s direction.
God is with those that flee for their safety.

Nowhere does it say that God is with
the comfortable, the jolly, the self-satisfied,
the popular, the fashionable, the influential,
or the ones who bake the most delicious cookies,
trim the best tree, or get their cards out on time.

I think God is with all of us, all of the time,
but it seems to me that the Christmas story
aims to call attention to and emphasize
many of the people we usually don’t honor enough.

by Polly Castor
12/20/21

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.

3 Comments

  1. John gregory 6 months ago

    Beautiful primitive paintings stolen!

  2. Dilys 6 months ago

    Well said, Polly! X

  3. Sue Krevitt 6 months ago

    Guessing there are as many concepts of “God”
    as there are humans.

    I believe there is an Absolute Truth that we humans only glimpse through the mist of false education (Adam and Eve fable, etc) and that occasionally (wonder-fully!) Truth breaks through to show us More than we presently see.

    Thus, the Christ-child!

    Thank You, Life, for being WITH US
    whether we know it or not!!

    Peace. :-))

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