Sunday, December 20, 2020


Several years ago, my pastor, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, delivered a Christmas message about celebrating the holiday with "littleness." The essence of his message became a poem, one of my Christmastime favorites. I hope you enjoy it, too.



Matthew 19:14


In a little manger, in a little town,

was born a little boy,

to a little family of little means.

He brought the world great joy!


If the Lord of All could come so small,

with the biggest, highest aim,

then why oh why must we buy and buy

for the day that bears His Name?


We shop, we trim, we bake, we cook,

we visit, we send, we party,

we run up the tally on credit cards,

the bills we pay are tardy.


While the hustle and bustle can be great fun,

sometimes it steals our peace,

sometimes the true Christmas spirit gets lost

when our busyness won’t cease.


From the little manger, the little town,

the crib of the little boy,

comes a little Christmas thought to muse,

which may heighten Christmas joy…


Let us celebrate with littleness,

become as the little Child,

with simplicity, wonder, innocence,

pure Love that’s undefiled…


and the Savior, Our Lord, who was that Child,

shall smile at us, well pleased,

“For the kingdom,” He said, “of Heaven belongs

to people such as these!”


Maude Carolan

This photo finds me in Barnes & Noble, Woodland Park, NJ, where I came across a copy of my book on the shelf in the Christian Living section. The book is also available online at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, etc. It's titled, "Behold the Lamb...poetically!" It contains poems written over 30 years about the Birth, Death & Resurrection of Jesus. For more information, visit my website at

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