Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Christmas Day Worship




We’ve prepared food, unwrapped presents,
pulled some crackers, checked out the TV schedule.
Our day is planned,
busy or quiet,
and now we come to worship, to slot in the Jesus bit.
Then we can get back to our fire sides
and get on with our celebrations.
So accept this our worship, O God,
and make us feel good that we’re here—
for you know what a busy time this is.
Confront us, if you must,
with the reality of our privilege
and of our riches,
but let us put off until at least tomorrow
our desire to share what we have
with the hungry and the homeless
and the grieving and the lonely.
Because today,
we want it to be simply about you.

Pause

We simply can’t avoid it, can we?
Not even for a day.
Still on Christmas Day we find you
in the hungry and the homeless
and the grieving and the lonely.
Still giving yourself
and calling us to be giving too.
Make us midwives today,
birthing your love in the world.
Amen.



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