Christmas 2013




born a child, we made him a god

a Jew, we made him a Christian

a Palestinian, we made him European  

brown, we made him white

a servant, we made him a king

a revolutionary, we made him a saint

a law-breaker, we made him a law-maker

a friend of prostitutes, we turn away

inclusive, we made him exclusive

the human face of God, we turned him into art

bringer of a new way, we made it a church

renewer of faith, we made a religion

lover of people, we kill in his name

living the truth, we make it ours

giver of hope, we want certainty

come to make all things whole, we make them ours

born as a child, we made him a god

in our own image

and call it Christmas

About chrisahrends

For me, writing is a healing art aimed at healing me - and if in any way it resonates with you - that would be wonderful. I live in Cape Town, South Africa; work in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and am married to Jacqui Macqueen Ahrends.
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