Saturday, December 25, 2010

A joyful journey: Advent day by day

Christmas Midnight: "Welcome, Prince of Peace!"

(Reference: Isaiah 9:1-6; Luke 2:1-14)

A child is born to us. Mary and Joseph hover over him, their faces bright as stars. Shepherds kneel in humble worship, and angels sing his glory. Brother Ox and Sister Lamb amble up to the manger. Christ our Light has come into the world. Our Advent journey ends in adoration.

As you gather with family and friends, how will you represent your loved ones, especially those who are absent, around the creche? With photos or figurines? In some other way? How will you prove the poet’s wisdom: “The joy that you give to others / Is the joy that comes back to you”? (John Greenleaf Whittier).

As one universal family, we welcome you, Son of God and Prince of Peace. Alleluia!

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