Monday, December 24, 2007

At least 400 assorted children, angels, shepherds, stars and their parents at the Crib Service this afternoon - complete but happy mayhem...
Carol singing in the posh hotel where I'd hate to spend Christmas a huge success too....
Presents wrapped because my wonderful wonderful family undertook to wrap anything that wasn't actually intended for them personally
Sea bass cooking for supper
Lights lit on the tree
Peace now - and music and familiar stories until it's time to go up to church to lead in the retelling of the Greatest Story of All at Midnight Mass.

After the frantic shopping
The anxious road

After the office parties
The crowded inn

Before the quarterly bills
The stones gathered

Before the January Sales
And Stephen broken
After the carols and lessons
The psalms, the prophets,

After the gifts are wrapped
The swaddling clothes

Before the Queen's speech

A baby's cry

Across the morning suburbs

The Light of the World. (U. A. Fanthorpe- "Now")

So, my friends, may that Light shine brightly for all of you this Christmastide and beyond, bringing much love and great great joy.


Songbird said...

Sounds wonder-filled, especially the wrapping!
Love to all of you today, K.

RevDrKate said...

Hope you had a wondful day! Much love as Christmas continues.....