For all that we hold holy
and all that we hold dear,
let us not discuss Christ’s Christmas
in a way that engenders fear.
The Jesus Christians worship
accepted those he knew –
his movement based not on hatred
but love and truth.
For those who believe in Jesus the Christ
we should honor him with prayer,
For those who do not believe as Christians do
but understand themselves to be
and loving beings,
we can celebrate a season of
behavior that represents who we are
and what we believe.
And all of us
can make this season a true “holi-day season” –
contemplating the “holy”
“sowing” (planting, nurturing, growing).
We can all attempt
loving each other
more than ourselves.