Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Peace and justice Christmas

(From today's SoJoMail)

In the spirit of a joyful, Christ-centered Christmas, we've even written a carol for a subversive sing-along. Who said doing justice had to be boring or serious?! So, clear your throat and join us in a rousing chorus of: “Have Yourself a Peace and Justice Christmas” (to the tune of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”).

Have Yourself a Peace and Justice Christmas

Have yourself a peace and justice Christmas,
Set your heart a-right.
Flee the malls and focus on Christ’s guiding light.

Have yourself a peace and justice Christmas,
Give your time a way.
Share God’s love, And serve “the least of these” today.

Here we are, as we pray for peace,
We’ll live simply and give more.
We care for those far and near to us,
Which brings cheer to us, once more.

God brings down
The haughty from high places,
And lifts up the low.
God cares for the hungry and the humble, so –
Forget the stress and let the peace and justice flow!

1 comment:

grsmouse said...

Thanks, Peter

When I read this in sojo I thought that a lot of people could benefit as I did. Now, at least some of them will. We seem to do well at messing up the Christmas message.
This might give a better outlook!

Keep on keeping on.