1st Sunday of Advent…



And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.—Isaiah 2:3–4

Here we are again.

Starting a new journey towards hope.

Setting out in uncertain times


towards a rumour glimpsed only in the shape of the stars

and the smell of something strange

in the changing of the weather.


Have I  journey left in these brittle bones

what did it ever mean before?

How many false donkeys and tin foil angels can one man take?


We know that this Messiah fell from heaven not

on feathers, but to the stab and scratch of straw.

I get the humility, but when will things be different?


When will Kalashnikovs be melted into spades?

When will missiles be just fireworks in the shining sky?

When will Lions chose to nurture Lambs?


But here I am again

Starting a new journey towards hope





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