C.S. LEWIS AND THE NATIVITY

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    Among the oxen (like an ox I’m slow)
    I see a glory in the stable grow
    Which, with the ox’s dullness might at length
    Give me an ox’s strength.

    Among the asses (stubborn I as they)
    I see my Savior where I looked for hay;
    So may my beastlike folly learn at least
    The patience of a beast.

    Among the sheep (I like a sheep have strayed)
    I watch the manger where my Lord is laid;
    Oh that my baa-ing nature would win thence
    Some woolly innocence.

    -C.S. Lewis

    (h/t The Mockingbird Blog)