The fifth day of Christmas

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.                                     The fifth day of Christmas. Already decorations are being retired, families dispersing, holiday travelers returning; the usual resumes.

But the holiday is not half over; these candled days spill over into the world. “The shepherds returned to their fields, making known what had been told them.”

Take back to your fields the shepherds' wonder, the magi's perseverance, Anna and Simeon's attentiveness, Joseph's willingness, Mary's yes, the child's presence.

As the starlit night closes its eye behind us the Beloved still comes into the world. Welcome each moment prepared to meet God in it. Bear this wonder into this day, and the next.

                    Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve

__________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light www.unfoldinglight.net

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