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December 25, 2017

Prayer for Today

In this harsh and angry era in which we live, let us keep in our hearts that the message which was sung to the shepherds on that holy night was a glad one of peace and goodwill, joy and hope, and that it was and is meant for all.
Happy Christmas, dear ones.

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, pinecone
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.
Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.
Enough for Him, whom cherubim, worship night and day,
Breastful of milk, and a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels fall before,
The ox and ass and camel which adore.
Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
But His mother only, in her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the beloved with a kiss.
What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.
–Christina Rossetti

One Comment leave one →
  1. linneil permalink
    January 3, 2018 3:01 pm

    Thanks for the Advent meditations! I found them so meaningful and heart provoking! If you are looking for writers for next year,I would love to volunteer! Happy New Year! Peace, Lin

    > “All powerful God, teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation, to recognize that we are profoundly united with every creature…” Laudato Si


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