It is Christmas 2014, A poem from Jo

Joy has something to do with suffering
as the Christmas Crib with the Cross.
Light has something to do with darkness
as being found with being lost.

Joy has something to do with tears
as when God wipes them away.
True power has something to do with powerlessness
as the Christ Child in the hay.

Joy has something to do with sadness
as forgiveness with hurts.
True importance has something to do with humility
like God’s coming to earth.

The book of Scriptures and the book of Creation
speak of all these things
and of how joy
has something to do with suffering.

Yes, joy has something to do with pain
as when a child is born.
Suffering has something to with blessing

but must be transformed.