Friday, December 10, 2004

~~~~~ READY ~?

Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

Ready for Christmas?
Loretta Ross-Gotta

Jesus observed, 'Without me you can do nothing'. Yet we act, for the most part, as though without us God can do nothing. We think we have to make Christmas come, which is to say we think we have to bring about the redemption of the universe on our own. When all God needs is a willing womb, a place of safety, nourishment, and love. 'Oh, but nothing will get done,' you say. 'If I don't do it, Christmas won't happen.'

But why not try it? Leave behind your briefcase and notes. Leave behind your skills and your knowledge. Leave the Christmas decorations up in the attic. Go and find someone in need.