INHERITING A HOUSE
When I was young we had a Christmas crib
that stood on a little table in our hall.
We all passed it coming in and going out of the house.
There was a orange light that went into the back.
The crib lit up the hall from within.
The little bed of hay in the centre of the scene,
stayed empty until Christmas Eve.
We switched on the light every morning.
Mary, Joseph and the Shepherds were waiting.
We never have the three kings.
Fifty years on and we still have the same crib.
It's in a new setting with new young people.
We all pass it coming in and going out of the house.
The little bed of hay is there.
Mary, Joseph and the Shepherds are waiting.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXERCISE
1. What treasure have you inherited form your parents?
2. What will you pass on to your children?