Monthly Archives: December 2019

Time to preach at myself…again

A critique of my own hypocrisy

1. Put away the Christmas jumper

Tear the tinsel from the tree

Holy innocence soon after

Brings to mind reality

2. Stuff the turkey and the pudding

Strip away the mince pies too

Online shopping boxing clever

Is the milieu for the few_

3. Whose consumption melts our planet

Heating up a winter storm

Rising seas from polar meltdown

Gives us pause to let us mourn:

4. How our stewardship is awful

Of God’s gifts, we should be wise:

We as authors, our misfortune

Brings about our own demise.

5. Help us write a script more wholesome

We the foe, not plastic bags.

Urgent change our habits shaping

Failing which buy more sandbags.

© Nick Shutt 2019

8787 (Through the night of doubt and sorrow)

Posted in Hymns, Theological Discussion