Advent 2020

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Was it Job
or Forrest Gump
who said life is a box of chocolates
left by Satan
in the sunny back window
of a Chev sedan,
where the heat can kill
waiting children and whiny dogs?

Drive it through the carwash
as often as you want,
you´ll never touch the stain
nor reclaim
the sweetness wasted all over the upholstery.

Christ was born into this:
the burning backseat
of a carbon-coughing car
parked on the asphalt improvement
to an unprofitable meadow
around a Louisiana Walmart.

If you want to know
how it all turns out in the end,
then give old Job a call,
but don't pretend to be his friend.

Greg Kennedy, SJ is assigned to the spiritual exercises ministry at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario. Novalis will publish Greg's book - “Reupholstered Psalms” - on March 1, 2020.

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3 Comments
  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 21:11h, 26 November Reply

    Thank you Greg!

  • Jenny Cafiso
    Posted at 13:24h, 28 November Reply

    very powerful Greg!

  • Caroline Maloney
    Posted at 01:34h, 30 November Reply

    WOW! So insightful and profoundly clear! Thank you!

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