God I approach this Christmas season
with some trepidation, and a lot of fear and trembling.
Because I don’t know if I really
understood before, what was really sacred, before now.
All the pomp and circumstance of Christmas
lies by the wayside now, like crumpled wrapping paper.
After all, we are not here to impress anybody.
What is left, is the Christ Candle,
burning the conviction into our hearts, that life is sacred, precisely because it is all so unique and beautiful and brief.
The fact that a young girl, a shepherd and a magi
could each magnify God in their own, and yet important way makes me want to cry silent tears at the magnitude of the meaning of Christmas
So here we are…
Fill us up,
with what Christmas means for each of this year
that God sent a baby in a manger
for each and every one of us
and God values us–
enough to send
babies and angels and teachers and doctors and nurses and vaccines and masks
and phone calls and cards
and candles and stars and every other symbol that we need to remind us
That we are beloved.
And that we are here to fill the world with love
any way we can, because that is the Christmas miracle turning emptiness into something else.
Let us Go, and be comforted by the Love of God.
May God Bless you
and Keep you
wrapped in the miracle
that God is here.
God is even now. Here. Alleluia. Amen.
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