Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Nativity

Among the oxen
(like an ox I'm slow)
I see a glory
in the stable grow
Which, with the ox's dullness
might at length
Give me
an ox's strength.

Among the asses
(stubborn I as they)
I see my Saviour
where I looked for hay;
So may my beastlike folly
learn at least
The patience
of a beast.

Among the sheep
(I like a sheep have strayed)
I watch the manger
where my Lord is laid;
Oh that my baa-ing nature
would win thence
Some woolly innocence!

(Clive Staples) C. S. Lewis

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