Falling — St. Peter's Fireside Church Vancouver

by Shannon Daly
December 21, 2017
< 1 min read

Fall from mountain tops and pillars of light-
To the manger. Not the still wooden creche
But the contracting womb and fragile flesh.
Immensity constrained; laid bare to sight.

Fall in with creation. To beating time,
breath and toil tied. We, hollow-hearted
and barred from the haven where we started,
now intertwined with a descent divine.

Fall to fill form with meaning, flesh with flames
And Spirit. Crack the brittle world open.
Fall like showers, flood parched hearts with hope and
The expectation of joy. Give us new names.

Fall in full mercy, embodied advent:
My life lifted up through your love’s descent.


about the author
Shannon is the Managing Editor of St. Peter's blog. She is a high school English teacher and really enjoys it when she can encourage epiphanies. She can often be found sampling the culinary and theatrical delights that Vancouver has to offer. Shannon lives in Marpole and loves being a member of St. Peter's Fireside. You can find her on Facebook or with her face in an actual book.

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