December 24, 2007

The littlest ones wander, more interested in the prayer book on the priest’s chair than in standing with other shepherds and angels. A blonde girl breaks her prayer pose to wave at her mother just before Silent Night begins.

And, by the manger, the girl kneeling as Mary avoids eye contact with the boy serving as Joseph. He stares intently at the manger, as overwhelmed, in his own way, as the man he represents.


  1. Sometimes I’m just like the little blonde girl and I take my eyes off the path that leads me to the manger. Lately I pray more and more that if my feet should stray from the path God will set them straight.

  2. Kären, I just have this feeling your prayers will all be answered…

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