Madonna and child, photographed through glass, Church of St. George, Madaba, Jordan.
Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noel! Feliz Navidad!
On this day of joy and remembrance, my prayers are for more enlightenment in this world: for more justice and less repression; for more hope and less fear and for compassion and care for those less fortunate. And no more walls; please, let's tear down all the walls; break apart the barriers; eclipse arbitrary borders. What unites us is more powerful than what divides us.
I also pray for grace and strength as we continue to face challenges and change, as well as for some small measure of peace in our hearts.