Food for Thought-A Christmas Eve Benediction

Mary and Joseph kneel at the crib of the infant Christ in this detail of an icon from the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The Dec. 25 Christmas feast commemorates the birth of Christ. The Christmas season begins with the Dec. 24 evening vigil and ends on the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Jan. 13 in 2008. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill) (Nov. 27, 2007)


His ideas become insistent,
His words become our witness,
Our gifts become means to open doors,
The light shine in the darkest of places,
And we be in love with God.


–Richard Bryant