The virgin mother and her dutiful husband
trudged through the night,
following a star.
Poor, unloved by the world,
they were led to the lowest place possible to deliver a child.
Tradition tells us this was a real building,
but no place could be lower than the heart of a man
who thinks himself not a child of God,
of a woman who cannot identify with this Blessed Mother,
giving human life to pure Spirit.
Is this a true story?
Did it really happen like that?
What does it all mean?
I have an idea:
be the manger.
Receive the unwanted in your heart;
let the Divine One be born within you.