‘Tis The Season…
To set the table and lay the feast
However plentiful or meager –
The intent matters more than the amount
To welcome those who bless us with their presence
However long or short the stay –
The quality matters more than the span
To celebrate the good and acknowledge the bad
As they affect us in equal measure –
What matters is how we grow from them
So lay out the cookies and milk for Santa with cheer,
And fruit and nuts for Dasher and the reindeer;
Lay out bread and water for the holy husband, mother and child,
And wine and cheese for the roaming revelers wild;
Lay out fishes and meat for the loved ones living,
Leave equal amounts for the dear departed, midnight-visiting.
Light a candle in the window,
Leave a seat at hearth or table,
For the homeless wanderer or
Neighbor in need, as far as you’re able.
“For whatever you do for the least of these,
You do for me.”
May the light and love of the season bring you
Love, Hope, Peace and Prosperity.
AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!