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Reflection for the Month



'When all things were in quiet stillness,
and the night was in the midst of her swift course,
your almighty word leaped down from heaven,
out of your royal throne.'
Wisdom 18: 14-15

Christ's coming into the world
is a mystery
surrounded by silence.

We can never fathom it
or explain it by scientific analysis.

But we can draw near
and wonder
and adore,
and offer our lives
because of that coming.

O Christ,
who came to live among us
and to show us God's love,
be born in our hearts today.

'How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given.'
From the hymn 'O Little Town of Bethlehem', words by Bishop Phillips Brooks
Based on the meditation entitled God with Us, in 'Wait and See' by Angela Ashwin, Published by Eagle, 
1997, Meditation 9, page 33.  This book and its companion volume
'Wait and Trust' are out of print, but illustrated copies are available second hand.
The CD Rom 'Wait and See' can be obtained from McCrimmons Publishers.