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The Christmas Cactus
By Jay Albrecht
Copyright 1996 Jay Albrecht
About a cactus and its lesson.

Walking in from such a frigid day,
brisk-stepped clattering still in mind,
the warm air welcomed, wafted voices
saying ways to soar from dark to kind.
Flashing through the dimness of the room
were brilliant whites emblazoning the gloom
of drab-green mother cactus quite content
to birth these beauties in this firmament.
How could you meditate a year, through heat and snow
in quiet, knowing how we yearn His sign
that loveliness abides in all our growing -
glowing us when needed most, at healing time.