Love still takes the risk of birth...
Compass Point #8

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Please contemplate with us the words of gifted author, poet, and Episcopalian, Madeleine L'Engle.

What does this convey to you?  What does it evoke within you?

This is no time for a child to be born,

With the earth betrayed by war and hate,

And a nova lighting the sky to warn

That time runs out and the sun burns late.

That was no time for a child to be born

In a land in the crushing grip of Rome,

Honour and truth were trampled by scorn,

Yet here did the Saviour make his home.

When is the time for love to be born?

The inn is full on the planet Earth,

And by greed and pride the sky is torn –

Yet love still takes the risk of birth.

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