Unemployed at Christmas

Unemployed at Christmas

Joseph the carpenter
Did not build his baby’s bed///
Shepherds left their field
And their flock
No longer shepherding
But chasing the angels’ call instead///
Magi followed a star
Not their career goals
Giving gifts instead of dispensing wisdom///
Each of them unemployed
at Christmas///
God-defined
Not job-defined
Each finds Jesus
While the king and the Bible scholars
Work their jobs
Fully employed and fully missing out
On the Babe who changed everything///
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