Frankly, I don’t care if Jesus was born in April or December.
Whether it was a stable or guest room.
I don’t care if Mary was a virgin or not.
I don’t care whether Christians enfolded the celebration of winter solstice or any other spiritual celebration into the celebration of Christmas.
They all point to the same star, comet, or whatever.
They all point
to Godde’s intervention
to the lesson that
Godde is with us
and in us.
Our stories are stories
to mark time
to mark shifts in understanding
and new openness
to unimagined possibilites
and outrageous dreaming.
Our stories try to
wrap the gift of Love
in beautiful words
and extraordinary pictures
in characters that resonate
Is it true? I have been asked.
And I wonder what the questioner means
am I being asked,
are the facts of the matter true?
We will never know by scientific method
or any other method
so I must believe the ‘facts’ have no meaning.
What has meaning is
that we experience Godde-with-us
that we stand in awe of the vulnerability of the Sacred
that we bear the Light of hope
that we see visions of Godde’s dream for humanity
that we are utterly undone by the miracles
we experience every day:
and the Mystery
that moves among us
every time we see Godde
in unexpected places.
Every time Godde calls us
to bear witness to something
and beyond our ability to