Brooding On

Merry Christmas!

From The Book of Common Prayer, one of the collects for Christmas Day:

Almighty God, you have given your only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and to be born of a pure virgin:  Grant that we, who have been born again and made your children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit; through our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom with you and the same Spirit be honor and glory, now and forever.  Amen.

And, then, there's this, which is also great, from Common Prayer: a Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals:

O Word, now wrapped in human skin:  speak peace on earth through your children.

Amen, right?  Merry Christmas to you and yours!