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Is Jesus in a box, hmmm…, let’s see,
Jesus in a six sided container? That’s hard to visualize for me.

Who’d put him in? Better yet, who’d take him out?
Is he really in there? That could cast some serious doubt.

What a tidy package is your Jesus in a box.
Would you have your Jesus dressed, or only in socks?

If “Jack” looked ridiculous in his spring loaded box,
would that mean Jesus should wear similar frocks?

How would we get him to far flung destinations?
Would UPS carry him without preparations?

Would he be bathed before he was laid inside?
“Cleanliness is next to Godliness.”  Recall the aside?

If you brought some vocal atheists to this table,
surely they’d sponsor legislation for a Biohazardous label?

Would Jesus still be relevant in Antarctica or the Sahara?
Remember they were late comers to a Christian era.

So I’m thinking, Jesus is not in a box, as far as I can tell.
If he was, it would likely be his permanent “death knell.”

For me, I like things the way they currently exist.
Jesus in a box, no, that’s just not something I’d like to mix.

For the Jesus in a box contest.

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  1. Date: 12/25/2011 5:14:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 12/24/2011 11:00:00 PM
    Wonderful set of rhyming couplets that collectively deliver a fine message of wisdom. Congratulations on winning in the contest with this great entry.

  1. Date: 12/24/2011 11:17:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Curtis' contest! Merry Christmas! hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 12/23/2011 9:11:00 PM
    Congratulations on your fine win in the contest, John! Merry Christmas to you! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 12/23/2011 5:16:00 PM
    Congratulations John T. Love, Carol Happy Holidays

  1. Date: 12/23/2011 10:43:00 AM
    Congrats. John on your special win. Love,vie

  1. Date: 12/23/2011 7:25:00 AM
    Very good. Like it. Congratulations x

  1. Date: 12/22/2011 8:56:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your poem, John. Congrats on your win. Kim

  1. Date: 12/22/2011 7:29:00 PM
    john, this one was the most entertaining of the bunch. GREAT job. And congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 12/14/2011 12:11:00 PM
    The wish is old and yet so real a peaceful Christmas I wish for you. "Christmas is coming" OXOX Love from Norway and Anne-Lise