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We’ve been using this traditional poem from Mexico as a basis for some of our Christmas reflection:
“Who knocks at my door so late?”
“We are pilgrims without shelter and we want a place to rest.”
“Go somewhere else. Don’t disturb me again!”
“But the night is very cold. We have come from afar and are very tired.”
“But who are you?”
“I am Joseph of Nazareth, a carpenter. With me is Mary, my wife, who will be the Mother of the Son of God.”
“Then, come into my humble home, and welcome! May the Lord give shelter to my soul when I leave this world!”
I love the observation of one of the children I shared it with in school:
They only let them in when they knew it was Mary and Joseph.
Let’s pray for to see with the eyes and heart of God, to have practical compassion for all who need it.
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