second week of advent.

God likes
apple trees
blue birds
carnations
dandelions
and evergreens

He likes
hot chocolate with marshmallows
The Love Supreme
twinkle lights
and Mustang convertibles

God likes
raindrops on the roses
whiskers on lion cubs
mittens on three-year-olds
a long kiss good night

because, you see
God likes matter
enough to create it
enough to give us the
eyes to see it
ears to hear it
nose to smell it
tongue to taste it
skin to touch it

and the heart and soul
to play with it

and enough
that He became
a Jewish boy
a God with optical nerves
dirty fingernails
crumbs in His beard
bronchial tubes
a jugular vein

and He loves it enough
to have His body broken
His blood poured out
and rise again
to redeem the cosmos
and all of its stuff
all of our bodies that
belong to His Body
the earth and all that lives in it
is His

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second week of advent.

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