Natural Nativity


A reminder lies in every birth, of

‘prior unity’ maturing in infinite variety

to reach unique new life born of earth’s community

existing only because life evolves, emerges over aeons

from star dust.

The Golden Rule, so attractive, seeming so universal

when held supreme in every faith tradition,

is dangerously flawed; its golden element is ruled

in our day by Idolatry, all values monetised,

its context ignored..

The Double Commitment, required for earthly health

shows cosmic universality of God as essential context

within which all life is neighbourliness,

nothing out of reach of manifested godliness,

hope for the world.

So annually at Christmas humans deliberately recall

a child born to become exemplary,

manifesting potential in each human child,

ever loyal to God, in perceiving stories everywhere

of right relationships.


Stories of the nature of the reign of common good,

so often compromised, but here offered as

a new beginning for old truth

the inextricability of loving god and all neighbours

as being of ourselves

So overrule the Golden Rule

restore the vitality of a Double Command

a commitment for all, in every way,

to love God: and only in such context to rediscover

the kin dom of all on earth.


PBC – December 2013

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