The Advent Journey: Day 22

This morning, I finish my advent sermon series around the wreath candle lighting with Love, having journeyed through Hope, Peace and Joy.  As Christmas hovers just a few days away, when it seems we gather more and more in a mad rush: more gifts, more food, more full calendars, I’m reminded that Love being birthed in to the world means letting go of all of that, open to God coming once more.  This poem by E.E. Cummings seems appropriate.

Let It Go 

let it go – the
smashed word broken
open vow or
the oath cracked length
wise – let it go it
was sworn to
go

let them go – the
truthful liars and
the false fair friends
and the boths and
neithers – you must let them go they
were born
to go

let all go – the
big small middling
tall bigger really
the biggest and all
things – let all go
dear

so comes love

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