I Believe (for Advent)

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As the song relates
in my happy-ever-after moments:
I believed in the Israelite.

What a circuitous, tortuous route
this mind has been dragged through,
chained to the runaway horse

called magic, or deception,
along with most of the world,
sore and buffeted

through cyclone and fire,
the machinations of men.
I take on board

the doubts and conjecture —
did such and such ever exist;
yet I have studied the shroud

and the napkin of truth — to me
science and the Spirit are one.
So this year as Advent moves

relentlessly on to that crystallization,
when Sol’s southern tropic is reached,
with the death of the sun,

the incarnation of the Son
and the Word,
switching northward towards Light and hope,

I feel my soul and sinews ignite.
This time, more than any other time,
I believe in the Israelite.

Copyright Francis 2020

earthweal weekly challenge — advent

15 thoughts on “I Believe (for Advent)

  1. I found so much to relate to in your words here, Francis: the journey from faith to doubt and back again. ‘What a circuitous, tortuous route
    this mind has been dragged through’
    These lines really resonate, as does:
    ‘to me
    science and the Spirit are one.’
    I echo your philosophy. Thank you for sharing πŸ™

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  2. Oh thank you! I’m glad you feel similarly. I’m sure we’re at the threshold of a new world but like all births it can be stressful and shocking. Thank you again and best wishes

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