Friday, December 30, 2011

mud pies and kites (compassion)

5 comments:

  1. Moving. Beth, thanks for sharing this.

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  2. It moves me to want to somehow become a part of that world, James.

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  3. Beth - thank you! Thank you for making me / us uncomfortable enough to take notice and realize the Mystery - the best commentary on Incarnation - it is all grace!
    pax,
    Fr. John

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  4. It is, indeed, Mystery, Fr. John. Thanks for your comment.

    I mostly follow my intuition when deciding what and how to add things to this blog. There's no rhyme or reason, but when I look back over it, everything belongs.

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  5. Beth - are you familiar with JAMES Taylor. It is an Epiphany song. Here are the lyriccs:
    'Those magic men the Magi
    Some people call them wise
    Or Oriental, even kings
    Well anyway, those guys
    They visited with Jesus
    They sure enjoyed their stay
    Then warned in a dream of King Herod's scheme
    They went home by another way

    Yes they went home by another way
    Home by another way
    Maybe me and you can be wise guys too
    And go home by another way
    We can make it another way
    Safe home as they used to say
    Keep a weather eye to the chart on high
    And go home another way

    Steer clear of royal welcomes
    Avoid a big to-do
    A king who would slaughter the innocents
    Will not cut a deal for you
    He really, really wants those presents
    He'll comb your camel's fur
    Until his boys announce they've found trace amounts
    Of your frankincense, gold and myrrh
    [ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/j/james+taylor/home+by+another+way_20069229.html ]
    Time to go home by another way
    Home by another way
    You have to figure the Gods saying play the odds
    And go home by another way
    We can make it another way
    Safe home as they used to say
    Keep a weather eye to the chart on high
    And go home another way

    Home is where they want you now
    You can more or less assume that you'll be welcome in the end
    Mustn't let King Herod haunt you so
    Or fantasize his features when you're looking at a friend

    Well it pleasures me to be here
    And to sing this song tonight
    They tell me that life is a miracle
    And I figured that they're right
    But Herod's always out there
    He's got our cards on file
    It's a lead pipe cinch, if we give an inch
    Old Herod likes to take a mile

    It's best to go home by another way
    Home by another way
    We got this far to a lucky star
    But tomorrow is another day
    We can make it another way
    Safe home as they used to say
    Keep a weather eye to the chart on high
    And go home another ways song, "home By Another Waqy"?

    Epiphany means that we must go home different because of the Christ event!
    Fr. John

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