Christ is born!
Like a tender child in your arms,
may the nearness of God warm you.
Like the awe of the shepherds,
may the love that unites us all enfold you.
Like the song of the angels,
may the promise of our belovedness give you hope.
Like the wonder of Mary and Joseph,
may God’s presence awaken us to our siblings in the poor.
Like the radiance of the star over Bethlehem,
may the light of God’s love shine in you,
give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,
and guide your feet into the way of peace.
Christ is born. God is with us. Alleluia.
—December 25, 2018