If we endeavor to celebrate Christmas in a true way
There should be within us a Shepherd and a King.
A Shepherd who can listen out for what
Others cannot hear, who with all his powers of Devotion
Lives immediately under the starry heavens;
To whom the Angels are happy
To reveal themselves.
A King, who knows how to give,
Who does not allow himself to be
Guided by anything other than the
Star in the Heights: who sets out
To place all his gifts before the crib.
But beside the Shepherd and the King,
There must also be a child within us
Who now wishes to be born!
(This is an original piece created with soft chalk board chalks and pastels on white paper: Draw 3 layers of white chalk all over the paper first and then draw your picture with soft pastels (not Pan Pastels!) A bit of toilet tissue helps to blend it all together and some cotton buts will lift colour if things have gone wrong. A very forgiving technique!)