As simple as that
Mary appeared again yesterday
in the Nativity Play at church –
not just mine; maybe yours too?
It’s my favorite Sunday
and favorite way to hear the story.
Children lead, model the posture,
the freedom, not burdened
with complicated histories,
or even cinematic grandeur.
It’s just some kids playing,
dressed in housecoats, sheep ears,
tinsel halos. A child who acts as Mary,
says ‘yes, let it be..’ Yes to Jesus,
as simple as that.
© 2017 – Laurel Archer
Here is a brief clip from Children’s Pageant at CLA which took place yesterday. This song Hope of Every Heart, was written by Julie Frutado especially for our production. Clip: CLA Kids Pageant
Note: This Advent series is using The Jesse Tree, a liturgical ‘tool’ to help guide and direct spiritual reflection. Each day leading up to Advent, we consider one Bible story, or character, beginning from creation, following chronologically (more or less) right up until the birth of Jesus. It’s a way to review the wide sweep of God’s pursuit of humankind across history.