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

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

On the twelfth day of Christmas—
Epiphany—
there came one:
If you let them come—
if you look for them—
the gifts of love and peace
come
every day.

So obvious
it’s embarrassing.
Of course there’s love and peace
everyday.
For one thing,
we live on a beautiful planet
home.
If we just stop,
look around,
we can’t help but see
love and peace.
Obvious too,
that the message of Christmas—
embodied in this human child who grew into an adult
of love and peace—
is not for a single season;
it’s for our entire life.
Jesus of Nazareth
showed us Who We Are:
Love
Peace
Joy
Truth
Beauty
Just Ones.
And his life
showed us how we are to live:
remembering Who We Are
and that we are all
every single one—
Love
Peace
Joy
Truth
Beauty
Just Ones.
If we remember that
every day,
we will give our lives
so that all life
thrives.

Merry Christmas everyone
in the New Year.