Christmas Carol paradoxes 5 – It Came Upon a Midnight Clear


My goodness, Christmas carols are loaded with contrasts and paradoxes. And so am I. Good and bad. Deserved and undeserved. Earned and unearned. Beautiful and ugly.

Wishing we could be quiet enough, and have “ears to hear” above the din of judgmental self-talk, let alone the judgmentalism of open warfare…

“Yet with the woes of sin and strife
The world hath suffered long;
Beneath the angel-strain have rolled
Two thousand years of wrong;
And man, at war with man, hears not
The love song which they bring:
O hush the noise, ye men of strife,
And hear the angels sing.”

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Wiki on this carol
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Share your favorite carol lyrics and the paradoxical mysteries they raise inside you, below, please!

Published by Neil Durso

Just another mid-lifer sharing the journey...

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