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Feast of the Holy Innocents: Rachel still weeps – Shawna R. B. Atteberry
Dec 282012

RachelWeeping“The light shines into the darkness,
And the darkness did not overcome it.”

That does not mean
The darkness didn’t try.
The darkness was not overcome
…without a fight.
It fought through Herod–
It’s constant companion;
A wonderful ally
Was Herod to the dark.
A threat to the throne
He’d killed so many
He murdered his own children.
What were a few more in Bethlehem?

“A voice was heard in Ramah,
wailing and loud lamentation,
Rachel weeping for her children,
she refused to be consoled,
because they are no more.”

Rachel still weeps today
She still refuses to be consoled.
Why should she?
Her children are still slaughtered–
By drones in Pakistan,
By guns in Newtown.
Oh yes, the light shines into the darkness
And the darkness fights on.
Godde cries at each Holy Innocent lost
Because we love Herod more than Christ.

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