They told me that you came back to be born every Christmas.
Man, you’re crazy!
…with the stubborn gesture of coming back every Christmas
you are trying to tell us something.
That the revolution that all proclaim begins first of all
in each one’s heart,
That it doesn’t mean only changing structures but changing
selfishness for love,
That we have to stop being wolves and return to being
brothers and sisters.
That we….begin to work seriously for
individual conversion and social change
that will give to all the possibility of having bread,
education, freedom, and dignity.
That you have a message called the Gospel,
And a Church, and that’s us –
A Church that wants to be servant of all,
A Church that knows that because God became human
there is no other way to love God but to love all people.
If that’s the way it is, Jesus, come to my house this Christmas,
Come to my country,
Come to the world of men and women.
And first of all, come to my heart.
Anonymous, Cordoba, Argentina, at Christmas, 1970
from Imaging the Word: An Arts and Lectionary Resource, Volume 3
(Cleveland: The United Church Press, 1996), 87.