I told them I’d love a pair of shoes.
She brought me buttered toast.
She said “I even spread it thick,
Because I love you most.”
I asked them for an umbrella
To protect me when it drips.
They gave me a new LEGO set
With little pirate ships.
I asked to see them work together
To show love can abound
They pushed and shoved each other back
To show the love they’d found.
We see the silliness herein
And smile at silly words.
We think of how such children would
Be really quite absurd.
Yet God has asked to “end injustice,
Give the hungry food to eat.”
And every year we smile and say
“We hear you – we give up sweets!”
May we be truly humbled
By the way we miss the mark
But not into inaction –
May humility be the spark…