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from the Daily Sip: Blue Wings

from the Daily Sip: Blue Wings



This originally appeared as part of the Daily Sip, a ministry of St John’s Cathedral in Denver, CO


by Charles LaFond


Blue Wings


Wings rustle in the Advent night

of Jesus’ coming.

The Angels are restless.

They look calm

because that is there job-

serene and quiet.


But you can tell they are

nearly bursting their

white robes with excitement


Their blue wings quiver

as with a lover’s touch.


How could this be?

How could He take on the form

of a small, fleshy baby?

How could the ruler

of a cosmos become

a child with poopy-pants

and a small smile?


You can tell the angels

are nearly busting their corsets;

and that those gently

folded hands

with those long,

delicate fingers

are scratching at their

white satin in sheer wonder

at this thing about to happen.


A Savior is coming.


Try to look elegant.

Try to look calm.

The Savior careens towards us

like a comet from the Trinity’s heart,

blazing a trail of freedoms.


There is a blue feather over there

near that stable door.

How did that feather get there?

You can see it in the hay

if you let the light from that star

hit it just right.



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