I am a simple mark for advertisers, Lord
– particularly ‘spherical this time of 12 months.
Inform me one thing’s on sale
and you recognize I am gonna wanna have it
– no matter whether or not I would like it or not!
BOGO? In fact I would like two
– though I could not even want one!
A trinket, a bauble, a vacation decoration?
It is in my bag!
However all too usually, too many instances,
it by no means will get held on a department
– if I discover time to place up a tree…
After which there’s the food and drinks,
egg nogg and cookies,
goodies and peppermint,
candy sweet canes and buches de noel:
all method of munchies
I simply do not want…
However this 12 months, Lord, here is what I pray:
hold me from spending so foolishly
and nudge me to donate extra generously
to these whose wants are stark and actual:
shelter and heat and meals and clothes
for the poor whose cry you at all times hear
– and watch for me to reply…
Defend me, Lord, whereas I am awake
and watch over me whereas I sleep
that awake, I’d hold watch with you
and asleep, relaxation in your peace…
The video for tonight’s music includes a sculpture,
certainly one of my favourite artists…
composed by Michael Joncas and Alan Hommerding