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Dec 13th, 2017 by Rev. David Boyd

Reflection: December 10 – ADVENT 2

Have you had thoughts like, “Just when it seems we’re getting somewhere… just when it seems I’ve had a little glimpse of peace, something happens and it all goes out the window.” I talked about that with a friend a few days ago; I said that it feels something like a merry-go-round sometimes. But he said something that struck me, something I’ve thought about before, something that is dear to a Celtic spiritual path; he said, “life is more like a spiral than a merry-go-round. We do go around, but we’re not at the same places on a circle; we are in a spiral: we learn, we live peace and hope, and that makes a difference to our own lives and the life of the world, and so the spirals get larger, accounting for our experiences in life.” It was a good reminder from my friend! Not a merry-go-round, but a spiral of growing light, peace and love!

It’s like the song, “Do You Hear What I Hear?” Did you hear the background to this Christmas song on CBC the other day? We write poetry in the face of injustice and a lack of peace. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say, “Do You Hear What I Hear? is a song written in October 1962, with lyrics by Noël Regney and music by Gloria Shayne Baker. The pair, married at the time, wrote it as a plea for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Regney had been invited by a record producer to write a Christmas song, but he was hesitant due to the commercialism of the Christmas holiday. It has sold tens of millions of copies and has been covered by hundreds of artists… Regney was inspired to write »»

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