Advent Meditation: Walk Straight …

Pathmaker, your footsteps
are the path and nothing more;
pathmaker, there is no path,
you make the path by walking.
— Antonio Machado from Caminante No Hay Camino

Walk Straight

There are wild things
just beyond the creche.
Pry loose an Advent
candle from its round
wreath and walk straight
past the doe-eyed virgin,
deeper into the world
he was born to save.

Jettison your meekness.
Cup your hand over the
flame, you’ll be exposed.
No, don’t look for a star.
Instead listen for the carol
of the trees as the wind
repeats its sounding joy.
You’ll feel more lost than
saved but that’s how the
prophets say it will feel
the closer your journey to
the coming arrival.
John Blase (original post: Walk Straight)

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