We suspect angels

We suspect angels

And disbelieve good news

Ah God, who will save us?

Our cynicism is the fruit of our experience

Not the key to the future

Our suspiciousness helps us to smell the rat

Never to recognise the dove.

Our perfect analysis may describe the mountain

But it is powerless to move it.

It is with little pride we must confess:

We suspect angels

And disbelieve good news.

As Christmas approaches,

Give us a share of that divine naivete

Enjoyed by Elizabeth and Zechariah, Mary and Joseph

And unnamed country folk,

Who encountered angels,

And believed Good News

And recognised Christ coming among them.

Amen

from Cloth for the Cradle, , WGRG, Iona Community

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