Advent: Finding the Holy Season
Advent is an advertisement for Christ’s coming again
We prepare, we get ready, we don’t know just when
If he returned today would Christ find faith on earth?
It’s been hijacked by those who ignore his holy birth
The PC brigade celebrate instead, the "holiday season"
So as not to offend, or embarrass, that is their reason
Happy holidays, in Winterville, enjoy the festive cheer
God forbid that the Christ should come anywhere near!
Finding a Christmas card with a stable on is hard to do
There are lots with snowmen on, or a mince pie or two
I asked the other day for a Christian advent calendar
An assistant said “we’ve one reflecting popular culture”
Concerned I said “no, one that has Christ at the stable”
“We don’t have one of those, not even under the table”
Came the bemused reply, from behind the shop counter
I came away shaking my head at this most sad encounter
Not despairing I continued to search for a true meaning
Faith, hope and love these are the values worth heeding
So put Christ back into Christmas during this holy season
Remember what are we celebrating, Christ is the reason!
Fr Patrick Brennan © 2014