On the Eve
came the Christmas promise:
“Love.
Peace.
Let it Come.”

We have entered the Christmas season:
twelve days of receiving…

The Third Day of Christmas
we were called away
from the farm,
to be with friends
who had lost a loved one
Christmas Eve;
to hear the story
of a loving life,
a peace-making life—
given wholeheartedly—
and to tell that story
in celebration of that life.
Isn’t Christmas
astonishing?