“He did not wait till the world was ready,
till men and nations were at peace.
He came when the Heavens were unsteady,
and prisoners cried out for release…

He came to a world which did not mesh,
to heal its tangles, shield its scorn.
In the mystery of the Word made Flesh
the Maker of the stars was born. ~ Madeleine L’Engle, “First Coming”

Wherever you are, whatever you do, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and take the time to reflect on the spirit and the mystery of this day.

My friend Reggie Kidd wrote a Christmas Meditation for his blog called “The Gospel According to House” (yup. as in House MD) that I thought was quite beautiful, moving, and well worth sharing. Please go visit and give it a read. (And this is part one, so feel free to comment and bug him for part two while you’re at it. :))

Merry Christmas!