Christus natus est! In a few hours there will be much rejoicing and singing and ringing and gathering. In less than an hour across the pond the annual Lessons and Carols from Kings College Cambridge will begin as it always does with a solo voice singing the opening lines of "Once in Royal David's City." Candles and pageantry and finery will abound. While we luxuriate in that, underneath it all let us remember the simplicity of the truth of the incarnation of the Word into our midst.
We weren't expecting you.
It's a wonder that you stayed.
Thank God you did.
Thank God you came.
Thanks be to God we have never been the same.
(on the tag of my Nativity pin from Deidre, a jewelery maker in Minneapolis).