Give Birth to Joy

Lord, how often have we forgotten that you

chose to be human so that we could be divine?

Lord, how often have we forgotten how you

went down so that we could climb up?

Lord, how often have we forgotten that you chose

to cloth yourself with our decaying flesh and blood?

You have chosen to walk the very dirt

and dust beneath our feet.

You have chosen to be born in the lowest of all places.

You have chosen to be human in the silence of the night.

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All creatures of innocence and beauty

rejoice in the good news of that silent night.

Yes, sometimes our heart no longer sings

with jubilation and ecstacy.

Yes, our soul no longer jumps with happiness.

Let us gaze at your birthplace

so that we may remember.

Make us an instrument of Trinitarian joy!

Lord grant us the grace to bring joy

to others in your Triune name.

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~ by Martin Gaerlan on July 29, 2006.

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