Christmas Every Day
Each time a child is born,
we are invited to believe that God is with us,
not in the far reaches of our concept of heaven,
but inseparably close as our own flesh,
bone, blood, thoughts, emotions, and desires.
God chooses to be with us and within us.
God chooses that each infant be born
as an expression of new life,
intense hope, and tangible love,
unconditional, tangible love.
Through each birth we are invited to believe
that in and through God we are already united,
and that in and through our humanness we are united
in the hope that new life brings …
the hope for something more,
the fleeting awareness that we exist on the frontier
of the expansion of the universe,
that our existence is the manifestation of love
and its desire to connect with others,
and its desire to grow,
and its desire for complete giving and receiving,
With each death we are invited to recognize
that union is once again fulfilled,
that the circle of love is completed once more,
that with new life come uncertainty and adventure
and perhaps some fear preceding deeper trust,
and in all of it,
God is still present.
With each awakening—metaphorical ones—but
also with each disruption of sleep,
we are invited to remember that love gave us life.
Each day we are invited to accept that
our purpose is to cooperate with love.