Advent | Raise a glass…

“The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighbourhood” (John 1:14)

Raise a Glass

Here’s to neighbours and friends
To the stranger
To the early morning risers
And late night revivers
Here’s to laughter and joy
And tables laden with food

Here’s to conversations
Had over cups of tea and gin
Here’s to back street celebrations
Parties in garages
cake in kitchens
And making new friends

Here’s to walking side by side
To preparations and unravellings
bubble blowing shenanigans
And insights profound
From children’s mouths
To protest and integrity

Here’s to prayers and vulnerability
To invites and possibilities
To frank discussions
And lives shared
And the prospect of 
New Adventures

Here’s to innovation and creativity 
And the best of our humanity
To hope in dark times
And a glimmer of the Divine
Seen in you and me and them and us
Here’s to everyone!

This reflection was written by Lori Passmore from Mountain Pilgrims for our Advent Series on John 1:14 from the message (‘The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighbourhood.’).