What is revealed by the Light of Christ when it comes quiet and small to the shepherds, and to Mary and Joseph, and us? What God? What world? What us?
What do we do after the wrapping and the lights are taken down with that knowing of Christmas? What do we do to respond to the God who loves us enough to come vulnerable and open handed on a night like this?
O God, you have caused this holy night to shine with the brightness of the true Light: Grant that we, who have known the mystery of that Light on earth, may also enjoy him perfectly in heaven; where with you and the Holy Spirit he lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.