study these signs
as you study the prices
in the Christmas catalogues?
seek out the manger
as you search for the right scarf
or this year’s toy?
your heart’s pilgrimage
and be sure towards what stable
it carries its precious gifts?
be a wise fool
to find and follow
the strange star of truth
in a sky full of glittering lies?
Written to introduce the bible reading Matthew 2 2-12 in the carol service sequence The last straw.
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