star of wonder

star of wonder by Timothy Haut
i wonder . . . as she cleaned up the barn, packing for the trip (to God-only-knows-where) was Mary muttering under her breath, 'men! they couldn't have brought diapers, or given us a crib?' as he pulled and begged the donkey to stand still while the bags were loaded on, did Joseph think, 'wise? they couldn't figure out i could have used a new power drill, or at least some of that Persian hardwood that is rarely in the store?' when we reach out to gift those in need, are we wise enough to provide what they really need, a job, child care, a clinic, a friend? i wonder . . . (Comments to Tim at Deep River, CT