More than half my life,
The days and weeks leading up to Christmas were a whirlwind of deadlines, people, creativity and responsibility.
Now, it is much less hectic.
My only responsibility now is to show up.
And, to do my best to be present to the moment.
And, to the mystery.
And, in my very ordinary, very human ways
To lay claim the promise
Of the sacred in our midst
In your life and in mine.
And, to refuse to give up on the promise
Of Peace on Earth.
So, to all of you
To those who will read this
And to those who never will
To all who stand within that circle of the Family of God
The circle of the Human Family
May we hold onto the promise
And hold onto the dream
That, one day that dream will be today.
And, to all who celebrate…
May you have a wonder-filled Christmas.