Évangile et Liberté December 2014
Translation Canon Tony Dickinson
I would like, O my God, a Christmas without a mirage,
without useless lights, without tinsel, without a wreath
a Christmas without a tree or presents to order,
one which would be humbly brotherhood, sharing.
Deliver me, my God, from this vain celebration
which leaves on one side the poor and unfortunate,
and victims of wars, suffering under the storms.
Offer us, O Lord, a Christmas for the down-and-outs.
Oh give us, my God, a Christmas that is real
as a child is born in a poor stable,
who will be for each one the awakening of hope
and for the oppressed the end of their pain.
May this dark day, for all the unloved,
open up to your light which must pass through us.
Give us, O Lord, the strength and courage
to carry in your name a fantastic message.
The message of your Love for our humanity
which among us bears a name: Brotherhood.
So that finally our world in its great misery
may see fulfilled in you the love of a mother.
Oh my God, may this day be for everyone the day,
not of a memory, but of a good future
and beyond the cries and the songs and the noise
may our world be changed, gently, without a sigh.
Pour faire un don, suivez ce lien