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Saturday, December 24, 2016

A Christmas Day Finding-Prayer


The angels know who has come to be with us! And the cow.


Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon spoofed candidates Trump and Clinton on Saturday Night Live this year leading up to November 8. After the election Mr. Baldwin said, "One thing that is changed forever in this country is the meaning of the word "Christian" as it applies to politics." Could he have been reflecting on the bad behavior of the candidates and so many Christians in the United States during the long months before Election Day: labeling, libeling, violent, blaming, demeaning, hateful, exclusionary, threatening, condemning, dirty-mouthed, polarizing, false-promising, divisive?

Maybe the nation has learned Christianity poorly: that despite boldly calling ourselves a Christian Country, we still don't know that Christianity is a new lifestyle, a new mind, a new heart. Or maybe we do know that, but consciously chose to put Jesus away this past year because he was so inconvenient; such a spoiler. Whatever the reason, we are the losers for it. So this is my Christmas Day Finding-Prayer:

May we find joy in our believing - Christ is born!
May we find peace in our believing - Christ is born!
May we find one another in our believing ~ Christ is born!

May we find hope in our believing ~ Christ is born!
May we find confidence in our believing ~ Christ is born!
May we find strength in our believing ~ Christ is born!

May we find humility in our believing ~ Christ is born!
May we find a generous spirit in our believing ~ Christ is born!
May we find courtesy in our believing ~ Christ is born!

May we find healing in our believing ~ Christ is born!
May we find how to be human in our believing ~ Christ is born!
May we find love in our believing ~ Christ is born!


Rev. Stephen P. Morris

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