A Christmas Prayer

CandleWhile there is always time for opinion, dialogue and debate, I wanted to take this opportunity to simply share my prayer for us all on this Christmas Eve. Be of good cheer and celebrate well, dear friends! May your blessings overflow.

If you are sick, may you find comfort.
If you are hurt, may you find healing.
If you are sad, may you experience a moment of unexpected joy.

If you are distant from others, may you find reconciliation.
If you are angry, may you find peace.
If you are unloved, may love itself find you.

If you doubt, may you find courage.
If you suffer injustice, may you find mercy.
If you are poor, may someone share themselves with you.

If you feel helpless, may you be served.
If you struggle for acceptance, may you experience unconditional love.
If you seek truth, may you learn to love unconditionally.

Let the just rejoice, for their Justifier is born.
Let the sick and infirm rejoice, for their Savior is born.
Let the captives rejoice, for their Redeemer is born.
Let slaves rejoice, for their Master is born.
Let free people rejoice, for their Liberator is born.
Let all rejoice, for Jesus Christ is born.

— St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430 c.e.)

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