60 second sermon/ spoken word from BBC Sussex 12th Jan
Christmas is passed.
Trees shedding their fur lie in sad chaotic piles awaiting collection,
decorations stashed back in a dusty loft corner and we begin our reflection –
as a new year begins, an introspective cloud invades our minds:
what should I change? How can I be better? How do I want to be defined?
Our words, posts, feeds flooded with heartfelt personal declaration
of new intention, when perhaps we’d be better off seeking a divine revelation.
As years ago well-dressed sages journeyed with enlightened satnav on holy quest
might we too follow in their way, our life adventure heading to a horizon that is divinely expressed?
Where Potholes dug by modern day Herods who seek to steal our joy
might perhaps be avoided in a light filled Jesus shaped convoy.
Our houses may be denuded of sparkle and glitz as a new year sets out
but let us not be stripped into a light free drought.
Instead let’s follow the light and be led towards the king that we –
might find our hearts illuminated with the light of epiphany.