Lord, in this holy season… [Christmas]

Today is the holiday of Christmas for western Christian traditions. The Hopi & Zuni Festival of Soyala continues today.

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall,
the genial flame of charity in the heart.
~ Washington Irving

Lord, in this holy season of prayer and song and laughter, we praise you for the great wonders you have sent us: for shining star and angel’s song, for infant’s cry in lowly manger. We praise you for the Word made flesh in a little Child. We behold his glory, and are bathed in its radiance.

Be with us as we sing the ironies of Christmas, the incomprehensible comprehended, the poetry made hard fact, the helpless Babe who cracks the world asunder. We kneel before you shepherds, innkeepers, wise men. Help us to rise bigger than we are. Amen.

(Source: Xavier University website)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I am love and I radiate love to the world around me.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

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